How To Write by John Fairfax and John Moat doesn't really cover any new ground, for me. There's some interesting stuff about how to use word, some fanciful comparisons to magic that really sound good, but there's no new practical information for a writer. Just the same old advice -- make your own space, write every day, etc, etc. Plus, for a modern writer, it's out of date. There are some things that don't go out of date, but other things do, like references to typewriters and the kind of vanity press publishing that was around when it was written.