Mastering the Craft of Writing
How to Write With Clarity, Emphasis, & StyleBook - 2014
Wilber presents students, academics, and general-interest readers with an examination of the writing process and a compendium of fifty-two practical writing techniques designed to help writers with economy, distinction, and emphasis in their prose. The author has organized the main body of his text in fifty-two chapters devoted to fifty-two lessons in fifty-two weeks. Topics covered in the text include writing with detail, appealing to the senses, collecting good words, and a wide variety of others. Stephen Wilbers is a writing consultant, author, and a faculty member of the University of Minnesota. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Make Every Word Memorable!
To be remembered for your words, you need to write with skill and style. Whether you're crafting a novel, composing an e-mail, or creating a technical report, Mastering the Craft of Writing presents 52 practical techniques to improve your prose. Spend a week with each technique, or use this book as a go-to reference. Either way, you'll have the tools to enliven your writing and delight your readers.
- Write with economy: Eliminate wordiness, use strong verbs to drive your sentences, and don't trust modifiers.
- Write with emphasis: Use punctuation for effect, structure sentences and paragraphs for coherency and flow, and employ repetition to make your point.
- Write with distinction: Use your imagination to create the unexpected, add a light-hearted touch to your writing, and go beyond clarity to eloquence and grace.