Business and Pleasure
Many books on writing provide commentary on what is wrong with today’s writing without offering specific instruction on how to make it right. Keys to Great Writing presents five elements of style (economy, precision, action, music, and personality), five elements of composition (purpose, point of view, organization, support, and coherence), an approach to drafting and revising, a brief glossary of grammatical terms, a checklist for writing with style, a checklist for proofreading, and a list of writing resources. Its numerous examples from literature, on-the-job writers, and students demonstrate why these techniques work and illustrate how you can use them in your own writing.
Intended for writers of every type — from on-the-job writers to creative writers — and at every level of development — from beginning to advanced — this book will teach you how to develop a distinctive style that conveys your unique voice and personality.
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Empower your writing! Keys to Great Writing covers every aspect of the
craft, showing you how to develop a writer's voice that is unique, precise and
■ Four Myths of Great Writing
■ The Elements of Style Checklist
■ The Elements of Composition Checklist
■ The Four-Step Writing Process
■ Glossary of Grammatical Terms
■ Proofreading Checklist
■ Four Common Errors in Word Choice (and How to Avoid Them)
■ Five Ways to Bring Music to Your Writing
■ Fourteen Techniques to Eliminate Wordiness
And much more!
About the Author
Stephen Wilbers is a writing
consultant, syndicated columnist, and award-winning author. He teaches at the
University of Minnesota and in 1995 he won an Outstanding Faculty Award for his
teaching at Hamline Univesity. Since December 1991, he has written a weekly
column on effective writing, which appears in the
Minneapolis Star Tribune and other newspapers. He has published two
collections of his columns, Writing for Business (winner of a 1994
Minnesota Book Award) and Writing by Wilbers. For his Ph.D. dissertation
he wrote a history of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, which was published by the
University of Iowa Press.
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