Mastering the Craft of Writing

Mastering the Craft of Writing

How to Write With Clarity, Emphasis, & Style

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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 (

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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.
With exercises, entertaining asides, and a wealth of useful information, Mastering the Craft of Writing is an invaluable resource for any writer. Once you master these techniques, you'll want to use them in everything you write.

Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, [2014]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781599637884
Characteristics: 311 pages ; 23 cm


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