Powerful Wisdom for Powerful Writing: Applying Ancient Teachings to Contemporary Writing

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Author House, Jan 29, 2008 - Self-Help - 152 pages
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Powerful Wisdom for Powerful Writing will catapult you into the 21st Century with a rock-solid foundation for a good business letter. 

My primary purpose for this book is to give you a proven approach for any letter.  In addition, you will be given many snares to avoid for getting your desired results.  The Bonus Chapters will expand your awareness about a person's silent message. 

 

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Contents

Putting The Power Into Your Writing
3
Big Words Are An Ego Trip
17
Antique Words Baffle
27
Words Words And More Words
41
More Flaws That Plague Letters
53
Personality In Business Letters
65
Getting Your Th Ings Done With Others
77
Ascertain?
87
Active Listening
93
Body Language
101
Winwin Negotiations
111
Book Closing
135
Back Cover
139
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Page 5 - The way of a fool is right in his own eyes : but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
Page 127 - That is just such a letter as a father might write to his son. It is a beautiful letter, and, although I think he was harder on me than I deserved, I will say that I love the man who wrote it.

About the author (2008)

            My roots are in Texas.  My past wife (married, 12/1964) and I graduated the same night from the University of Texas in 1966.  My older sister, Carrie Cline (family name: Toots), reared me from age 10.  Toots needed my help in 1998.  I returned to Texas and began helping her and her husband, David Cline, for a “pay-back” time. 

            My early retirement as a Civil Engineer ended after David and Toots died.  I returned to Civil Engineering work with the Texas Highway Department.  Working with Texas engineers who did not joke about me “talking funny” was my pleasure and privilege. 

            Upon returning to Texas 1998, after 32 years of living in other places, my family told me that I “thought funny,” but never mentioned how I “talked funny.”  I have been told that I now have a mixed accent, which is Texan spoken with a California flavor.

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