On Writing Well

Author: William Knowlton Zinsser
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 141775057X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Warns against common errors in structure, style, and diction, and explains the fundamentals of conducting interviews and writing travel, scientific, sports, critical, and humorous articles.

On Writing Well 25th Anniversary

Author: William K. Zinsser
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060006648
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, On Writing Well offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.

On Writing Well 30th Anniversary Edition

Author: William Zinsser
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060891541
Release Date: 2006-05-09
Genre: Reference

On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, On Writing Well offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.

On Writing Well

Author: William Knowlton Zinsser
Publisher:
ISBN: 0965647633
Release Date: 1998
Genre: English language


Exam Prep for On Writing Well The Classic Guide to

Author: David Mason
Publisher: Rico Publications
ISBN: PKEY:QA3090393
Release Date: 2019-07-21
Genre: Education

5,600 Exam Prep questions and answers. Ebooks, Textbooks, Courses, Books Simplified as questions and answers by Rico Publications. Very effective study tools especially when you only have a limited amount of time. They work with your textbook or without a textbook and can help you to review and learn essential terms, people, places, events, and key concepts.

Summary of William Zinsser s On Writing Well by Milkyway Media

Author: Milkyway Media
Publisher: Milkyway Media
ISBN:
Release Date: 2018-09-06
Genre: Study Aids

On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction (1976) is a collection of guiding principles that can help aspiring writers craft captivating works of professional-quality nonfiction in a variety of genres. Author William Zinsser argues that all writing can be improved by committing to clear, simple prose... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing Nonfiction

Author: Christina Boufis
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781615642984
Release Date: 2012-11-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Writing Nonfiction gives narrative nonfiction writers the tools they need to elevate their storytelling to the next level. This guide will define narrative nonfiction, list the literary building blocks and teach you how to research your desired subject. Next, you'll find tricks for remembering details of events to use later, how to conduct interviews, how to craft several types of narrative stories and how to create captivating prose. Plus, you'll learn how to find inspiration and overcome obstacles such as stalled motivation or inhibitions and finally, how to find markets to get your work published. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Writing Nonfiction provides tips and tricks to help you get started on your writing journey.

The Lawyer s Guide to Writing Well

Author: Tom Goldstein
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520288430
Release Date: 2016-01-08
Genre: Law

This best-selling book outlines the causes and consequences of bad legal writing and prescribes straightforward, easy-to-apply remedies that will make your writing readable. Usage notes address lawyers' most common errors, and editing exercises allow readers to test their skills, making this an invaluable tool for practicing lawyers as well as a sensible grounding for law students. New sections in this edition: - Getting to the point - Communicating digitally - Writing persuasively - Twenty-five common mistakes"--Provided by publisher.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Publishing Children s Books 3rd Edition

Author: Harold D. Underdown
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101460801
Release Date: 2008-05-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

'Honest and precise, everything about writing for children there is to know.' Jane Yolen, author Here is the comprehensive guide to writing, publishing, and selling for an ever-expanding and always exciting children's market, now in a new and updated third edition. - Includes new chapters on self-publishing and on "how to choose a how-to", plus revision and updates throughout. - Offers practical advice on getting started and on dealing with out-of-print books. - Covers picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, middle-grade and young novels, and common formats and genres. - Reveals what happens inside a children's publishing company, and provides guidance in working with an editor. - Sample cover and query letters, manuscript format, glossary, and recommended resources in an extensive appendix. - Plus information on agents, contracts, copyright, marketing and more.

Use Your Words

Author: Kate Hopper
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781936740222
Release Date: 2012-04-02
Genre: Reference

USE YOUR WORDS introduces the art of creative nonfiction to women who want to give written expression to their lives as mothers. Written by award-winning teacher and writer, Kate Hopper, this book will help women find the heart of their writing, learn to use motherhood as a lens through which to write the world, and turn their motherhood stories into art. Each chapter of USE YOUR WORDS focuses on an element of craft and contains a lecture, a published essay, and writing exercises that will serve as jumping-off points for the readers’ own writing. Chapter topics include: the importance of using concrete details, an overview of creative nonfiction as a genre, character development, voice, humor, tense and writing the “hard stuff,” reflection and back-story, structure, revision, and publishing. The content of each lecture is aligned with the essay/poem in that chapter to help readers more easily grasp the elements of craft being discussed. Together the chapters provide a unique opportunity for mother writers to learn and grow as writers. USE YOUR WORDS takes the approach that creative writing can be taught, and this underscores each chapter. When students learn to read like writers, to notice how a piece is put together, and to question the choices a writer makes, they begin to think like writers. When they learn to ground their writing in concrete, sensory details and begin to understand how to create believable characters and realistic dialogue, their own writing improves. USE YOUR WORDS reflects Kate’s style as a teacher, guiding the reader in a straightforward, nurturing, and passionate voice. As one student noted in a class evaluation: “Kate is a born writer and teacher, and her enthusiasm for essays about motherhood and for teaching the nuts and bolts of writing so that ordinary mothers have the tools to write their stories is a gift to the world. She is raising the value of motherhood in our society as she helps mothers build their confidence and strengthen their game as writers.”

Developing Quality Technical Information

Author: Michelle Carey
Publisher: IBM Press
ISBN: 9780133119022
Release Date: 2014-06-23
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The #1 Guide to Excellence in Technical Communication—Fully Updated for Embedded Assistance, Mobile, Search, Multimedia, and More Direct from IBM’s own content design experts, this guide shows you how to design product interfaces and technical information that always place users front and center. This edition has been fully revised to help you consistently deliver the right content at the right time. You’ll master today’s best practices to apply nine essential characteristics of high-quality technical information: accuracy, clarity, completeness, concreteness, organization, retrievability, style, task orientation, and visual effectiveness. Coverage Includes Advocating for users throughout the entire product development process Delivering information in an ordered manner by following progressive disclosure techniques Optimizing content so that users can find it from anywhere Streamlining information for mobile delivery Helping users right where they are Whether you’re a writer, editor, information architect, user experience professional, or reviewer, this book shows you how to create great technical information, from the product design to the user interface, topics, and other media. Thoroughly revised and updated Extensive new coverage of self-documenting interfaces and embedded assistance Updated practical guidelines and checklists Hundreds of new examples

Step By Step Strategies for Teaching Expository Writing

Author: Barbara Mariconda
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0439260817
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Education

Turn the challenge of teaching non fiction writing into a charmed success story! This resource provides logically ordered lessons that work. All aspects of expository writing covered.

Write Your Book

Author: Amelia Nikolai
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 9781490828381
Release Date: 2014-05-08
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Have you started writing a nonfiction book that you are struggling to finish? Do you have an idea for a book but dont know how to get started? Now you can start and finish your book sooner rather than later following an easy 7 step process that forms the foundation for the way most nonfiction books are written. This insiders guide starts by helping you find the time to write your book and then walks you through creating your proposal, developing your writing plan, and writing your first draft. Along the way youll determine when you could finish your book based on your personal writing output and the time you have available to write. Youll also discover the 7 secrets to finishing your book sooner rather than later including how to transform your dreams into your vision and how to establish the goals and action steps needed to make your vision a reality. Writing a book is similar to taking a journey. Having a plan and putting in the necessary time gets you from where you are to where you want to be. This book takes you step-by-step through the process of developing your plan and following through to write your book sooner rather than later. If you're ready to finish your book and to begin to see the impact it has in the lives of others then read this quick guide and take the steps to make it happen!

The Book on Writing

Author: Paula LaRocque
Publisher:
ISBN: 0989236706
Release Date: 2013-05-14
Genre: Authorship

Teaches the elements of good writing through the use of essential guidelines, literary techniques, and proper writing mechanics.

Covering the Business Beat

Author: Stephanie Hainsfurther
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 1557533512
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics

Covering the Business Beat is targeted specifically to the millions of Americans in business, such as the entrepreneur who wants to be known as an expert in her field or the guy in the mailroom who dreams of being a freelance writer. The authors advise readers to start in the industry they're working in now, drawing on their knowledge, background, and contacts as a solid base from which to launch a part--time or full-time writing career. This practical guide demonstrates how to use sound business principles and practices such as networking, niche marketing, and running writing like a business to make a successful writing career. Providing an insider's look at breaking into the writing world, each chapter of Covering the Business Beat is packed full of tips and tried practices to clarify the path to journalistic success. To aid the reader, the authors have provided thoughtful "to do" lists, interviews with magazine editors and content collectors, concise chat boxes covering specific topics like "Myths and Truths About Query Letters," and an appendix listing additional reading sources. Providing a roadmap to get your byline in print, this book is a valuable resource for aspiring writers, writing students, and writers who need a new angle on the business of writing.