Writing with Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing by John R. TrimbleWriting with Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing by John R. Trimble

Writing with Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing

byJohn R. Trimble

Paperback | December 10, 2010

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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.

Title:Writing with Style: Conversations on the Art of WritingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.4 × 5.4 × 0.6 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




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







    Exclamation points 


Chapter 14: Quoting 

    Punctuation introducing quotations

    Punctuation at the end of quotations 

    Miscellaneous small points 

    Indented quotations 

    Orphan quotes 


    Punctuating run-on quotations of poetry 

    References for quotations 

    Punctuating parenthetical references 


    Editorial insertions (square brackets)


Chapter 15: Abbreviations


Chapter 16: Tips on Usage 


Chapter 17: Epilogue