How to Write by Alastair Fowler

How to Write

byAlastair Fowler

Paperback | October 15, 2006

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How to Write is an introductory guide to writing, aimed at people who think they can't write, or for whom writing is an ordeal. Broken down into short topic-based chapters on everything from beginning to revising, it demystifies the writing process by taking the reader through each stagenecessary to bring a piece of writing to a decent finish. The book also offers a wealth of invaluable practical considerations, including when and where to write, when to printout and when to edit onscreen, what type of pen works well for revisions, and the hazards of the paperclip.The author is a seasoned writer whose encouraging but uncompromising guidance will delight as well as instruct. Offering practical advice in a lucid, no-nonsense style, How to Write will be ideal for both students and professional people who need to write during the course of their work.

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Alastair Fowler is Regius Professor Emeritus of Rhetoric and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh.
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Title:How to WriteFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.01 × 4.37 × 0.67 inPublished:October 15, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199278504

ISBN - 13:9780199278503

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Table of Contents

1. Pen and Computer2. Material Reading3. Beginning4. Drafts5. Outlines6. Paragraphs7. Paragraph Types8. Arguments9. Signposts10. Sentences11. Word Order12. Punctuation13. Quotation14. Originality15. Readers16. Words17. Metaphors18. Performing and Concurrence19. Revising20. Correctness21. Reducing22. Research, Hard and Soft23. Reference Books24. PracticalitiesRecapitulationFurther Reading