Writing with style: conversations on the art of writing

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Prentice-Hall, 1974 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 143 pages
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A storehouse of practical writing tips, written in a lively, conversational style. Readers lean to develop a żwriter's senseż: the book demonstrates that writing is really applied psychology since it is essentially the art of creating desired effects. Provides an explanation of what effects are desirable and how to create them. An exceptional book that works successfully on several levels simultaneously. Provides new insight into: how to generate interesting ideas and get them down on paper; how to write a critical analysis; how to write a crisp opener; how to invigorate a banal style; how to punctuate with confidence; how to handle various conventions, and much more. For anyone who needs a reference guide on writing.

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Best book on writing. - Goodreads
Without the first, good writing is impossible. - Goodreads
A small book, yet somehow jam-packed with great advice. - Goodreads
Great as both a read-through and reference. - Goodreads
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This is one of the best books I've read about writing. - Goodreads

Review: Writing with Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing

User Review  - Audrey - Goodreads

Not so much a nuts-and-bolts kind of book, but more conversations about writing itself: how to go about writing. There are also some tips about usage, punctuation and so forth, but mostly it gives ideas about the writing process. Read full review

Review: Writing with Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing

User Review  - Ryan Trimble - Goodreads

Having read a handful of books on writing, this is my favorite. Trimble's style is so engaging and enjoyable and witty. He simultaneously explains stylistic concepts while demonstrating them. Non-writers would even enjoy this book; it's that well-written. Read full review

Contents

Getting launched
3
Thinking well
13
How to write a critical analysis
25
Copyright

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