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Writing with Style:
A 10-Week Email Course
$129 (reduced from $149)

Use the convenience of online learning to achieve steady, measurable progress in your writing skills. This course will help you develop a nondescript style into writing that is lively, colorful, and distinctive.



If you
are a busy person who wants to improve your writing style, this course is for you. Lessons will be delivered to your inbox on Wednesday mornings. Based on my popular monthly tips, each lesson will require only 10 to 15 minutes of your time. A series of exercises will help you assess and sharpen your skills. Review exercises will help you achieve competence in applying one stylistic technique before proceeding to the next. With practice, you will incorporate these helpful techniques into your everyday writing habits.

Here are the lessons:

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, however, answers to the exercises are provided.

As an incentive to try my series, I am offering a free e-book, Writing by Wilbers, my second book of collected columns. In addition, you may purchase Writing for Business, my first collection that won a Minnesota Book Award, at half price ($5.45, reduced from $10.95). If you would like to purchase Writing for Business with your series, please add $9 (includes $.39 sales tax and $3.16 shipping and handling) to your subscription fee.

To subscribe to “Better Style in 10 Weeks,” please send a check for $129, reduced from $149 (or $138 with Writing for Business) to Good Writing for Good Results, 4828 Tenth Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55417

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

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:
   $109 per person for 2 to 6 persons (reduced from $129)

     $99 per person for 7 to 12 persons

     $1,200 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!

Writing with Style, Series 1

      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.