Writing with Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing
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).
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - joshberg - LibraryThing
Writing with Style has been around for almost 35 years, but this Silver Anniversary edition remains relevant and fresh. Trimble teaches concise lessons, replete with examples, in thinking well ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AlexTheHunn - LibraryThing
This is an interesting, thought-provoking book that leads you toward better writing without driving you crazy in the process. Annotated examples help the instruction here. Read full review