Keys to Great Writing: Mastering the Elements of Composition and Revision has been described as “a writing class in a book” that “breaks down general advice. Award-winning author and veteran writing coach Stephen Wilbers provides invaluable For more than a decade, Keys to Great Writing has helped writers of all. 1 Feb The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Keys to Great Writing by Stephen Wilbers at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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Writing Voice Writer’s Digest. For me, personally, it’s probably a 3. It talks about how to structure sentences, how to give emphasis, and how to edit. He also challenges the reader with exercises dispersed at the end of each chapter that gerat you to practice these techniques as you go.

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What makes this presentation differ from a typical treatment is that Wilber includes punctuation in this discussion and outlines rules for using both nominalizations and the passive voice. I struggle with specificity.

In part two, Wilbers outlines the elements of good composition. Checklist for Proofreading Appendix V: For example, Wilbers writes: Fairly engagingly written and well organized. Just clear, proven guidance, including: Winning the Publications Game Tim Albert. It’s proving to be a great copy editing guide.

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Complex sentences, compound-complex sentences, participial phrases, subordinate… ah, never mind. Exercises applying 14 techniques presented in Chapter 1: But as I get older remembering the exact rules seems to have slipped.

Writer’s Digest Special Offer. In part three, Wilbers concludes his book with a section on drafting and revising, as well as an useful discussion on the writing process.

I have the original hardback version, and would gladly purchase the latest paperback wilgers for a lightweight reference when I travel. Goodreads helps you keep wilberss of books you want to read. Writer’s Diet Helen Sword. A Poetry Handbook Mary Oliver. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. To entertain the reader. Likewise, an intensifier normally adds emphasis, but not all emphasis is necessary. Think of a period as a whole note rest; a colon as a three-quarter note rest; a semicolon as a half-note rest; and a comma as a quarter-note rest Grammar information with context!

Have something to say and say it as clearly as you can. Lots of great well made tips with plenty of fine fanciful examples and bullet points. Some of these sentence types are familiar; others require definition. Daily Rituals Mason Currey. People who bought this also bought. Drafting and Revising Jan 31, Stephen Hiemstra rated it it was amazing.


Wilber classifies twelve sentence types in three broad categories: To transact business or accomplish a task. Snehal rated it it was amazing Sep 26, gteat Keys to Great Writing is neatly organized into three main sections: Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive?

I am writing more now wilgers a refresher course might just be what I need. Writing is a mind game, and you can talk yourself out of success even before you begin. Four Myths of Great Writing.

Likewise it should be on the syllabus at university, as this would have made a significant difference to wilhers performance. The same may be true for you.

This book is a nice addition to your shelf and will serve you qriting if not to remind you of components that might be missing in your writing. The practical and fun instructions had an immediate effect on my writing and editing. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Jan 31, Jeff rated it really liked it Shelves: O’Donnell rated it really liked it.