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Better Style in 10 Weeks

Also see Better Writing in Six Weeks.

If you are a busy person who wants to make your writing more memorable and distinctive, this course is for you. Lessons will be delivered to your inbox on Wednesdays. A nice complement to my monthly writing tips, each lesson requires only 10 minutes of your time. Exercises with each lesson will help you sharpen your skills and assess your progress, and review exercises will help you remember what you've learned. With a little practice, you'll incorporate these helpful techniques into your everyday writing.

Lesson 1:   Turn nouns into verbs

Lesson 2:   Don’t trust modifiers

Lesson 3:   Use parallel structure to write with distinction

Lesson 4:   Eliminate wordy references to time

Lesson 5:   Add trailing elements

Lesson 6:   Pause for emphasis

Lesson 7:   Mind your closings

Lesson 8:   End with the thought you intend to develop next

Lesson 9:   Appeal to the senses

Lesson 10: Use ellipses to compress your sentence endings

All instruction and exercises are intended for you to work on independently. (In other words, your subscription does not include individual feedback or review of your work.) So that you know if you are doing the exercises correctly, I include answers to the exercises.


As an incentive for you to try "Better Style in 10 Weeks," I'll send you by email attachment a free PDF edition of Writing by Wilbers, my second book of collected columns, which you can read on your computer or handheld device.

I'm also offering my most recent book, Mastering the Craft of Writing: How to Write with Clarity, Emphasis, and Style at the reduced price of $15 (reduced from $20). If you'd like to take advantage of this special offer, please add $20 ($15 for purchase, $1.15 for sales tax, and $3.85 for shipping and handling) to your subscription fee.

Because of variable shipping costs, this offer of
a reduced-price book is available only to U.S. purchasers.

To subscribe to “Better Style in 10 Weeks,” please send a check for $99 (or for $119 with Mastering the Craft of Writing) to Good Writing for Good Results, 4828 Tenth Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55417

You also may make your purchase by by using the PayPal buttons below.

Please note: If you pay by PayPal, I'll send you a welcome message as soon as I check my email (so there may be some delay between your payment and confirmation from me).

Because I offer the series on a continuous basis, you may register at any time. Your first lesson will arrive via email within one week after receipt of payment.

Reduced prices for multiple registrations:
   $79 per person for 2 to 6 persons

     $49 per person for 7 to 12 persons

     $1,000 flat fee for 13 or more persons,
        with a one-year site license entitling you to unlimited distribution
        within your company or organization for one year.


If you are interested in multiple registrations, please send me a query.

Also, if you are interested in offering my series to a group of staff members in an interactive, online format (in which participants submit exercises for evaluation and review), please send me a query about costs.

I hope you enjoy the series!

      One individual subscription


      One subscription + Book


Please note that you are purchasing the series for your personal use only. You are welcome to print a paper copy of each lesson for that purpose, but you may not reproduce or forward copies of any part of the material to any other individual or organization. Any unauthorized reproduction by any means is a violation of copyright law.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please send me an email message.