Writing with Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing

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Prentice Hall, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 198 pages
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This bestselling brief supplementary text is for any course where students write. A storehouse of practical writing tips—written in a lively, conversational style. 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. Students learn to develop a “writer's sense”: 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. Readily accessible to college freshman, yet sophisticated enough to delight a senior English Honors class. Unusually flexible, the book can function equally well as both a self-teaching text (in literature courses, etc.) and a companion text (in composition and journalism courses).

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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

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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

Thinking Well
3
Getting Launched
13
Openers
25
Copyright

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