Writing with Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing

Paperback | December 10, 2010

byJohn R. Trimble

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This bestselling brief text is for anyone who needs tips to improve writing.

 

Writing with Style is storehouse of practical writing tips—written in a lively, conversational style. This text provides insight into: how to generate interesting ideas and get them down on paper; how to write a critical analysis; how to write a crisp opener; how to invigorate a dull style; how to punctuate with confidence; how to handle various conventions—and much more.

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This bestselling brief text is for anyone who needs tips to improve writing.   Writing with Style is storehouse of practical writing tips—written in a lively, conversational style. This text provides insight into: how to generate interesting ideas and get them down on paper; how to write a critical analysis; how to write a crisp ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.4 × 5.4 × 0.5 inPublished:December 10, 2010Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0205028802

ISBN - 13:9780205028801

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Table of Contents

C ontents

 

A Word About These “Conversations”

Preface to the Third Edition

Acknowledgments

Fundamentals

 

Chapter 1: Thinking Well

 

Chapter 2: Getting Launched

 

Chapter 3: Openers

 

Chapter 4: Middles

 

Chapter 5: Closers

 

Chapter 6: Diction

 

Chapter 7: Readability

 

Chapter 8: Superstitions

 

Chapter 9: Critical Analysis: Jousting with Mencken

 

Chapter 10:  Dramatizing Your Ideas

 

Chapter 11: Revising

 

Chapter 12: Proofreading

    Odds and Ends

 

Chapter 13: Punctuation

    Semicolons 

    Commas 

    Parentheses 

    Dashes 

    Colons 

    Hyphens 

    Exclamation points 

 

Chapter 14: Quoting 

    Punctuation introducing quotations

    Punctuation at the end of quotations 

    Miscellaneous small points 

    Indented quotations 

    Orphan quotes 

    Dialogue

    Punctuating run-on quotations of poetry 

    References for quotations 

    Punctuating parenthetical references 

    Ellipses 

    Editorial insertions (square brackets)

 

Chapter 15: Abbreviations

 

Chapter 16: Tips on Usage 

 

Chapter 17: Epilogue 

 

Sources 

Index