Keep It Short: A Practical Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

Keep It Short: A Practical Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

by Charles Euchner


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Keep It Short: A Practical Guide to Writing in the 21st Century by Charles Euchner

This book really makes you want to write! Whether you are starting your first novel or blogging up a storm, this book will make you a better communicator in the 21st century, the Age of Brevity and the Internet.

If you can keep your writing brief and concise, you can save countless hours of frustration -- for yourself and your readers. It's hard at first. But by mastering a few simple "tricks of the trade," you will not only keep it short. You will also discover new ideas, find new angles, and write with more zip. This short guide shows the way.

If you need to steal or borrow it, go ahead. Otherwise buy a copy. While you're at it, buy some for your coworkers and friends too.

"I wrote short for 30 years because I was a journalist and critic for a newspaper, notoriously stingy with column inches. Keep It Short would have been really helpful. Instead, I learned it all on the job. Take if from me, reading this before you start is easier."
-Bernard Holland, former chief classical music critic, the New York Times, and author of Something I Heard

"If all writing, in one way or another, seeks to solve riddles, as Charles Euchner poses, Keep it Short is a guidebook for a riddle-master. No matter what you write, Keep it Short will help you write a tighter, more focused, more inspired text."
-Kris Spisak, Author of Get a Grip on Your Grammar: 250 Writing & Editing Reminders for the Curious or Confused

"My ecstatic blurb was considerably longer than this before I read Keep It Short."
- Ben Robinson, Chief Creative Officer,

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780976498681
Publisher: Lisa Hagan Books
Publication date: 12/20/2016
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Charles Euchner is the creator of The Elements of Writing, a brain-based system for mastering writing in all fields. Euchner has taught writing at Yale University and political science at Holy Cross College. He was the founding director of the Rapport Institute at Harvard University. Visit

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