Keys to Great Writing

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F+W Media, Inc., Feb 1, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 240 pages
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Keys to Great Writing

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 effective.

From grammar rules to revision strategies, you'll find the crucial information you need in short, easy-to-browse sections that enable you to hone your own signature writing approach. No more wading through dry style manuals. No more guesswork. Just clear, proven guidance, including:

  • 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!

Keys to Great Writing is like having your own desktop writing coach. Use it, learn from it, and give the voice to the great writer within you.

 

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Contents

Economy
11
Precision
37
Action
49
Music
67
Personality
107
Elements of Composition
127
Purpose
129
Point of View
145
Coherence
197
Drafting and Revising
217
The Writing Process
220
A Glossary of Grammatical Terms
242
Checklist Keys to Great Writing
244
Checklist Elements of Composition
248
Checklist for Proofreading
251
Recommended Resources and Reading
253

Organization
166
Support
187

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Steven Wilbers has been a writing consultant, synicated columnist and an award-winning author.

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