The Book on Writing: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Well

The Book on Writing: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Well

by Paula LaRocque

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989236706
Publisher: Grey and Guvnor Press
Publication date: 05/14/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 254
Sales rank: 413,600
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Paula LaRocque is a communications consultant who has conducted writing workshops for hundreds of media, government, academic, and business groups in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

She was assistant managing editor, writing coach, and frequent columnist at The Dallas Morning News from 1981 through 2001. She also has been writing consultant for the Associated Press, the European Stars & Stripes, and the Drehscheibe Institute in Germany.

From 1971 to 1981, she taught technical writing at Western Michigan University's School of Engineering, and communications/writing at Texas A&M, Southern Methodist, and Texas Christian universities.

She has been a columnist for Quill magazine since the early 1990s, airs commentaries on the language for National Public Radio in Dallas, and is author of three non-fiction books and a novel:

The Book on Writing: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Well
Championship Writing: 50 Ways to Improve Your Writing
On Words: Insight Into How Our Words Work-and Don't
Chalk Line, a Ben Gallagher mystery.

Her second novel in the Ben Gallagher mystery series, Monkey See, will be published in 2013.

A member of the Associated Press Managing Editors association from the early 1990s through 2001, Paula was elected to the Board of Directors and appointed an officer. In 2001, the association granted her its singular and highest honor: the Meritorious Service Award for exemplary contribution to journalism.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree Summa Cum Laude and a Master of Arts degree from Western Michigan University.

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Paula also can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and LinkedIn.

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