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How to Write

Communicating Ideas and Information

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The New York Times’ great language guru William Safire called this “The
most helpful book the beginning writer can buy....Superb!” And the
Washington Post said that “This little book is one of the more helpful
guides for the beginning writer. It emphasizes good organization in
getting started on a first draft, and gives clear, intelligent counsel on
how to do this...Will surely help the young, the confused, and the
No wonder this clear and concise handbook has become among the most widely
used writing guides of all time.
Excerpts from How to Write:
Let’s begin by setting aside a myth: that the way to write is to sit for
hours on end at a desk or kitchen table, staring at a blank computer screen
and waiting patiently -- sometimes desperately -- for inspiration to
Nonsense. In real life if never happens this way....It only looks this way
because the key decisions a writer needs to make, and the steps that he or
she then must take to turn these decisions into words, sentences,
paragraphs, pages, and so forth, are invisible to people who haven’t been
shown what these decisions are and how to take the various steps that
Like the writing process itself, this book is divided into three parts:
&#8226; Organizing for the Job
&#8226; Turning Out a Draft
&#8226; Polishing the Product
More praise for How to Write:
NEA Today:
“Shows would-be writers -- from high-school age up -- how any writing task
is a matter of organizing for the job, turning out a first draft, and
polishing the product.”
Voice of Youth Advocates:
"It is hard to imagine a more practica
l how-to book on the subject of
writing than the one turned out by this husband-and-wife team.....a godsend
to the novice, as well as a welcome aid to the more seasoned writer
occasionally floundering about for just the right technique to develop an

How to Write
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  • $5.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Business & Personal Finance
  • Published: Sep 12, 1993
  • Publisher: Storm King Press
  • Seller: INscribe Digital
  • Print Length: 110 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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