How to Not Write Bad: The Most Common Writing Problems and the Best Ways to Avoid Them

How to Not Write Bad: The Most Common Writing Problems and the Best Ways to Avoid Them

by Ben Yagoda

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How to Not Write Bad: The Most Common Writing Problems and the Best Ways to Avoid Them by Ben Yagoda

Ben Yagoda's How to Not Write Bad illustrates how we can all write better, more clearly, and for a wider readership.

He offers advice on what he calls "not-writing-badly," which consists of the ability, first, to craft sentences that are correct in terms of spelling, diction (word choice), punctuation, and grammar, and that also display clarity, precision, and grace. Then he focuses on crafting whole paragraphs—with attention to cadence, consistency of tone, sentence transitions, and paragraph length.

In a fun, comprehensive guide, Yagoda lays out the simple steps we can all take to make our writing more effective, more interesting—and just plain better.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594488481
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/05/2013
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 208,400
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ben Yagoda is a journalism professor at the University of Delaware. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of ten books, including Memoir: A History, Will Rogers: A Biography, and When You Catch an Adjective, Kill It, and has written for Slate, The New York Times Magazine, and publications that start with every letter of the alphabet except J, K, Q, X, and Z. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife.

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