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How to Not Write Bad: The Most Common Writing Problems and the Best Ways to Avoid Them

  • Author:Ben Yagoda
  • Publisher:Riverhead Trade
  • Category:Book
  • List Price: $15.00
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  • Sales Rank:48,305
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:192
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.4
  • Dimensions (in):8.2 x 5.5 x 0.5
  • Publication Date:February 5, 2013
  • ISBN:1594488487
  • EAN:9781594488481
  • ASIN:1594488487
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Synopsis
Ben Yagoda's How to Not Write Bad illustrates how we can all write better, more clearly, and for a wider readership.

He offers advice on what he calls "not-writing-badly," which consists of the ability, first, to craft sentences that are correct in terms of spelling, diction (word choice), punctuation, and grammar, and that also display clarity, precision, and grace. Then he focuses on crafting whole paragraphs—with attention to cadence, consistency of tone, sentence transitions, and paragraph length.

In a fun, comprehensive guide, Yagoda lays out the simple steps we can all take to make our writing more effective, more interesting—and just plain better.

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