265 Troubleshooting Strategies For Writing Nonfiction

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This back-to-basics troubleshooting guide covers all aspects of writing for beginning nonfiction writers. It pinpoints the challenges writers can encounter at every stage of the writing process--from prewriting and drafting to revising and editing --and provides effective procedures and problem-solving strategies for overcoming them.

Unique in its approach, each of the book's chapters addresses a common writing question or problem faced by writers. 265 Troubleshooting Strategies...

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Overview

This back-to-basics troubleshooting guide covers all aspects of writing for beginning nonfiction writers. It pinpoints the challenges writers can encounter at every stage of the writing process--from prewriting and drafting to revising and editing --and provides effective procedures and problem-solving strategies for overcoming them.

Unique in its approach, each of the book's chapters addresses a common writing question or problem faced by writers. 265 Troubleshooting Strategies for Writers shows readers how to generate new ideas and organize them, polish their editing skills and avoid common grammatical errors, deal with writer's block, and much more.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780071445399
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/9/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 0.45 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Fine Clouse is a longtime college composition instructor who currently conducts how-to workshops for writing teachers. Her many books include The Student Writer: Editor and Critic, Jumpstart! A Workbook for Writers, Patterns for a Purpose: A Rhetorical Reader, Progressions with Readings, and A Brief Handbook.

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  • Posted July 25, 2009

    Must read for first time non-fiction writers and those needing to design an organizational architecture for their writing habits

    Ms. Clouse does a fine job of developing a structured approach to non-fiction writing in her book. This is an easy read with compelling and relevant topics that design a solid overall organizational approach to non-fiction writing. After skimming the book several times, I would find myself randomly opening to a page during the writing process to gain inspiration. Overcoming writer's block, designing a solid outline, researching topics and maintaining control over the writing process are all elements that the author adequately approaches. Much is common sense, but the book is laced with valuable nuggets of wisdom and serves as a fantastic overview for the experienced and the novice likewise.

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