265 Troubleshooting Strategies For Writing Nonfiction

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Get it written right now with this unique guide to solving the most common problems of crafting nonfiction writing

Contrary to popular belief, good writers are made, not just born. You don’t have to be the child of literary geniuses to write powerfully—you only need to learn the right strategies. In 265 Troubleshooting Strategies for Writers, seasoned writing instructor Barbara Fine Clouse shows you how.

Clouse breaks down the process of ...

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Overview

Get it written right now with this unique guide to solving the most common problems of crafting nonfiction writing

Contrary to popular belief, good writers are made, not just born. You don’t have to be the child of literary geniuses to write powerfully—you only need to learn the right strategies. In 265 Troubleshooting Strategies for Writers, seasoned writing instructor Barbara Fine Clouse shows you how.

Clouse breaks down the process of writing any piece of nonfiction—from the creative personal essay to the business letter—into four tasks: prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. With her friendly style, she leads you through each step, providing you with surefire problem-solving strategies and time-savers.

Loaded with proven techniques for breaking through writer’s block, powerful strategies for generating fresh ideas, and abundant tips and tricks, this guide will help you:

  • Uncover five myths about writing that are probably holding you back
  • Break through writer’s block
  • Discover ideas for your writing
  • Organize your ideas effectively
  • Express yourself with precision and style
  • Polish your editing skills to clean up common style and grammar errors
  • Discover your own personal writing process

Pinpointing the challenges that arise at every stage of writing, this book gives you the tools you need to tackle any problem—from the blank page all the way to the finished product.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071445399
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • 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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