Keys to Great Writing

Keys to Great Writing

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by Stephen Wilbers
     
 

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Keys to Great Writing

Empower your writing! Keys to Great Writing covers every aspect of the craft, showing you how to develop a writer's voice that is unique, precise, and effective.

From grammar rules to revision strategies, you'll find the crucial information you need in short, easy-to-browse sections that enable you to hone your own signature

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Keys to Great Writing

Empower your writing! Keys to Great Writing covers every aspect of the craft, showing you how to develop a writer's voice that is unique, precise, and effective.

From grammar rules to revision strategies, you'll find the crucial information you need in short, easy-to-browse sections that enable you to hone your own signature writing approach. No more wading through dry style manuals. No more guesswork. Just clear, proven guidance, including:

  • Four Myths of Great Writing
  • The Elements of Style Checklist
  • The Elements of Composition Checklist
  • The Four-Step Writing Process
  • Glossary of Grammatical Terms
  • Proofreading Checklist
  • Four Common Errors in Word Choice (and How to Avoid Them)
  • Five Ways to Bring Music to Your Writing
  • Fourteen Techniques to Eliminate Wordiness
  • And much more!

Keys to Great Writing is like having your own desktop writing coach. Use it, learn from it, and give the voice to the great writer within you.

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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:
9781582974927
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
03/15/2007
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
359,279
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

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

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Keys to Great Writing 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Treatyguy More than 1 year ago
Great learning resource for my writer's workshop. As an engineer, I found grammar as boring as watching grass grow. This book taught me the pleasure of great writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend the book.  The content is very useful for a beginning writer.  But I'm unfortunately giving this book only one star because the Nook version is riddled with misspellings!  "Moke Every Word Count" or "Tty your band at poetry."  It's very distracting.  Very disappointed with BN's poor quality in editing.  I recommend getting the paperback instead.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am sure this is an excellent resource book however, I haven't had the chance to review it yet. I placed my order with Barnes and Noble and had the most unpleasant experience ever. I would NEVER do internet business with Barnes and Nobel again. The customer service was awful and it took so many attempts to get a credit for the books I never received. One hand doesn't know what the other hand is doing!