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Better Style in 10 Weeks

Also see Better Writing in Six Weeks.
 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Better Writing in Six Weeks”
“Better Style in 10 Weeks

 

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My column appears every other Monday in the business section of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. If you missed it on hard copy, you can read it here.
 


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olumns, advice, and exercises on topics ranging from
annoying phrases to punctuation, salutations, wordiness, and writer’s block

 

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Book recommendations

 

Books by Stephen Wilbers
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


If you are a busy person who wants to make your writing more memorable and distinctive, this course is for you.

Every Tuesday for 10 weeks you will receive a new lesson, delivered to your email inbox for you to do as your schedule permits. A nice complement to my monthly writing tips, each lesson requires only 10 minutes of your time.

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 an autographed hardcover edition of my newly revised Keys to Great Writing at the reduced price of $15 (reduced from $18). 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 Keys to Great 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.

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.

I hope you enjoy the series!

 

 
 

Better Style in 10 Weeks

      One individual subscription

$99

      One subscription + Book

$119

If you are interested in registering more than one person, please send me a message.



 

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 a message.
 

 

 

 

 


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