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Keys to Great Writing

Keys to Great Writing

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by Stephen Wilbers
     
 

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As a respected author, columnist, and professor, Stephen Wilbers knows great writing, and here he shares his techniques to help you achieve a writing style that is rich, accurate, and distinctly your own.

Designed to meet your specific needs, this guide presents superb writing instruction in easy-to-reference sections, so you can quickly troubleshoot problem areas

Overview

As a respected author, columnist, and professor, Stephen Wilbers knows great writing, and here he shares his techniques to help you achieve a writing style that is rich, accurate, and distinctly your own.

Designed to meet your specific needs, this guide presents superb writing instruction in easy-to-reference sections, so you can quickly troubleshoot problem areas or build your skills one step at time.

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Presents writing instruction in areas such as organization, logic, drafting, editing, style, word choice, and voice. Goes beyond presenting rules and techniques, with advice on putting principles into practice. Sections are easy to browse and written in a reader- friendly style. Includes many checklists and a glossary of grammatical terms. Wilbers is a writing consultant, author, professor, and syndicated columnist. He teaches writing at the University of Minnesota and at Hamline University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
In Keys To Great Writing, Stephen Wilbers covers every aspect of the craft of writing and shows the aspiring author how to develop a writer's "voice" that is unique, precise, and effective with their readership. Wilbers covers every aspect of writing from grammar to revision strategies, offering clear, effective information. Of special value to the novice writer are his: Four Mythos of Great Writing; The Elements of Style Checklist; The Elements of Composition Checklist; The FourStep Writing Process; Glossary of Grammatical Terms; Proofreading Checklist; Four Common Errors in Word choice; Five Ways To Bring Music to Your Writing; and Fourteen Techniques to Eliminate Wordiness. Keys To Great Writing is a complete and highly recommended course in one volume and a valuable reference guide enabling writers to stand out with a distinctive style and literary presence all their own.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898799323
Publisher:
Writer's Digest Books
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.29(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.03(d)

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

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