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Writing Public Prose: How to Write Clearly, Crisply, and Concisely [NOOK Book]

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Offering aspiring authors dependable skills beyond the high school classroom, this reference covers the essentials of composing superior prose. Clear instructions on all aspects are featured, including approaching a topic, penning a solid introduction, bringing a story together, and editing for precision. Guaranteed to make every word count and maintain an appropriate energy level, this expert handbook is also filled with real-world examples of published writing—both good and bad—providing quick and humorous ...

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Writing Public Prose: How to Write Clearly, Crisply, and Concisely

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Overview

Offering aspiring authors dependable skills beyond the high school classroom, this reference covers the essentials of composing superior prose. Clear instructions on all aspects are featured, including approaching a topic, penning a solid introduction, bringing a story together, and editing for precision. Guaranteed to make every word count and maintain an appropriate energy level, this expert handbook is also filled with real-world examples of published writing—both good and bad—providing quick and humorous advice for all writers looking to showcase their work in speeches, broadcasting, or on the internet.

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"The style guide at the end is a fine capper to a lovely little handbook that any student or writer would find useful."  —The Washington Independent Review of Books
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936863273
  • Publisher: Marion Street Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 108
  • File size: 783 KB

Meet the Author

Robert M. Knight is a former adjunct professor of journalism at Gettysburg College and Northwestern University. He has written for the Chicago Tribune, the Christian Science Monitor, Reuters, and the Washington Post. He is a former senior editor and broadcast editor of the City News Bureau of Chicago and a past president of the Chicago Headline Club chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the author of A Journalistic Approach to Good Writing: The Craft of Clarity and Journalistic Writing. He lives in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
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