Write Tight Say Exactly What You Mean with Precision and Power
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Description: ?These days, most creative-writing courses teach self-indulgence. Write Tight counsels discipline. It is worth more than a university education. Its advice is gold.? -Dean Koontz Foreword by Lawrence Block Not since The Elements of Style has a writing guide had the ability to turn a writer's work around so effectively. Every writer struggles with keeping their prose focused and concise, but surprisingly few books address this essential topic. Write Tight is an informative and utterly readable guide that tackles these issues head-on. William Brohaugh, former editor of Writer's Digest, goes beyond the discussion on redundancy and overwriting to take on evasiveness, affectations, roundabout writing, tangents and ?invisible? words. Other topics include: -Outlining the four levels of wordiness -Identifying 16 types of flabby writing -Exercises that help writers avoid wordiness -Streamlining through sidebars and checklists -Tests that show how concise a writer's prose is ?Write Tight is a supremely valuable, ?must-have? for aspiring writers in all fields from prose to nonfiction, journalistic copy, screenwriting and so much more.? -Midwest Book Review
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
|Introduction: A Tight Fit Into Today's World|
|The Four Levels of Wordiness and How to Tackle Them|
|Sixteen Types of Wordiness and How to Trim Them|
|Testing Your Writing for Flab|
|The Danger Signs of Wordiness|
|Exercises for Developing Your Awareness of Concision|
|Reducing the Mental Length of Your Manuscript|
|How Tight Is Too Tight?|
|Putting It All Together: Writing Light|
|Tips for Trimming During Manuscript Revision|
|Shave and a Haircut and a Few Bits|
|Bibliography and Sources|
|A Baedeker of the Redundant|
|About the Author|