Writing with Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing / Edition 2

Writing with Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing / Edition 2

by John R. Trimble
     
 

A storehouse of practical writing tips, written in a lively, conversational style. Readers lean to develop a “writer's sense” : the book demonstrates that writing is really applied psychology since it is essentially the art of creating desired effects. Provides an explanation of what effects are desirable and how to create them. An

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A storehouse of practical writing tips, written in a lively, conversational style. Readers lean to develop a “writer's sense” : the book demonstrates that writing is really applied psychology since it is essentially the art of creating desired effects. Provides an explanation of what effects are desirable and how to create them. An exceptional book that works successfully on several levels simultaneously. Provides new insight into: how to generate interesting ideas and get them down on paper; how to write a critical analysis; how to write a crisp opener; how to invigorate a banal style; how to punctuate with confidence; how to handle various conventions, and much more. For anyone who needs a reference guide on writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130257130
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
12/27/1999
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.52(d)

Meet the Author

Table of Contents

A World About These "Conversations"v
Preface to the Second Editionvii
Acknowledgmentsix
Fundamentals
1Thinking Well3
2Getting Launched13
3Openers25
4Middles32
5Closers49
6Diction53
7Readability64
8Superstitions82
9How to Write a Critical Analysis94
10Revising99
11Proofreading100
Odds & Ends
12Punctuation105
Semicolons105
Commas111
Parentheses117
Dashes120
Colons126
Hyphens129
Exclamation points132
13Quoting133
Punctuation introducing quotations133
Punctuation at the end of quotations135
Miscellaneous small points136
Indented quotations137
Orphan quotes140
Dialogue141
Punctuating run-on quotations of poetry143
References for quotations144
Punctuating parenthetical references145
Ellipses147
Editorial insertions (square brackets)148
14Abbreviations149
15Tips on Usage151
16Epilogue160
Writers Talking Shop
Writers Talking Shop165
Sources190
Index196

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