Keys to Great Writing

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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 ...

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Overview

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)
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582974927
  • Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/15/2007
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 321,853
  • 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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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Keys to Great Writing 9
Ch. 1 Economy 10
Ch. 2 Precision 36
Ch. 3 Action 48
Ch. 4 Music 65
Ch. 5 Personality 105
Pt. 2 Elements of Composition 127
Ch. 6 Purpose 128
Ch. 7 Point of View 143
Ch. 8 Organization 164
Ch. 9 Support 186
Ch. 10 Coherence 195
Pt. 3 Drafting and Revising 217
Ch. 11 The Writing Process 218
App. I A Glossary of Grammatical Terms 242
App. II Checklist: Keys to Great Writing 244
App. III Checklist: Elements of Composition 248
App. IV Checklist for Proofreading 251
App. V Recommended Resources and Reading 253
Index 256
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2014

    I highly recommend the book.  The content is very useful for a b

    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.  

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  • Posted September 6, 2012

    Highly Recommend

    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.

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    Posted February 26, 2012

    Never Received It

    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!

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