The key to excellent writing
is removing every word
not conveying meaning.
New York Times Bestselling Author
Gary Kinder offers a unique blend of talents: He is a highly acclaimed bestselling author of narrative nonfiction; an investigative journalist; a lawyer; an inspiring speaker; and a natural teacher who understands what you face every time you sit down to write. Not only does he write evocatively and persuasively, he also can explain how good writing works and why. And he mixes in a lot of humor to make his presentation one of the most memorable and enjoyable programs you can provide for your firm, corporation, agency, or university.
For the American Bar Association, he created the online, interactive CLE series “Advanced Writing for Lawyers.”
He has taught over 1,000 writing programs for the ABA and for
law firms: Jones Day, WilmerHale, Sidley, Dorsey, Drinker, Skadden, Perkins, Latham
power companies: Southern California Edison, PG&E, the CA ISO
corporations: Microsoft, VISA, Kraft, KPMG, Boeing
courts: the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington,
the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
writing conferences: The Sun Valley Writers’ Conference
Gary has also authored three books of narrative nonfiction, including the critically acclaimed,
In 2012, he created and founded WordRake, the first and only in-line editing software for professionals. Adopted in thousands of law firms, corporations, government agencies, and
universities, WordRake has been hailed as “Disruptive Innovation” by Harvard Law School, and
awarded 10 patents by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
"Thank you again for the great presentation this afternoon at Wilmer, NY. As I mentioned to you at the end of the day, I clerked twice (the first time on the appeals court and the second on the Supreme Court), and you managed to express in six hours nearly everything I learned in those two years."
I think I'm a good writer, but you gave me improvement techniques I'd never heard before. . . . Our briefs are now far more persuasive. And this has clearly made a difference in the outcome of several cases.
~ Jim Lowe
I write a column, a CLE paper or a book chapter almost every week it seems, and consider myself a fairly accomplished writer. I always get some usable edits and suggestions from WordRake. You probably will, too.
~ Jim Calloway
Law Practice Tips
I wrote a brief using your 21 Minute method of getting everything down quickly, then tried your writing and editing techniques to make it clean and convincing. Both worked so well, I finished the brief early, and the in-house counsel approved it with not even one tiny correction, the first time that's happened to me in 15 years of practice.
~ Susan L. Walker
"This course was terrific. . . . I learned so much. I use it every day, and I've been practicing for 25 years. I rated the seminar a '10' and the speaker a '10+'."
~ Christopher Schraff
I thank you, my employer thanks you, my client thanks you, and the judge would likely thank you, too. I just finished my first brief after attending your seminar and the results are terrific. Instead of grappling with it for 20 hours, I completed it in half the time, including all revisions, then I edited it following the principles you discussed, and cut it by 1/3. I eliminated the confusion and still effectively advocated my client's case.
~ Robert Nuddleman
~ Frank Regan
Yesterday I wrote my first motion using your method, and the partner had no changes to make.