Writing With Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing

4.13 avg rating
( 654 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780139703683: Writing With Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing

A storehouse of practical writing tips, written in a lively, conversational style. Readers lean to develop a “writer's sense” : the book demonstrates that writing is really applied psychology since it is essentially the art of creating desired effects. Provides an explanation of what effects are desirable and how to create them. An exceptional book that works successfully on several levels simultaneously. Provides new 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 banal style; how to punctuate with confidence; how to handle various conventions, and much more. For anyone who needs a reference guide on writing.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Publisher:

A concise, witty, practical book on style that is as entertaining as it is genuinely instructive.

From the Inside Flap:

"Books on writing tend to be windy, boring, and impractical. I intend this one to be different - short, fun, and genuinely useful."

Writing with Style is certainly that. In this fast-moving guide, John Trimble masterfully equips you with all the essentials you need to be a confident, self-sufficient writer. He takes the mystery out of how skilled writers actuallly think, explains why the fundamentals are so fundamental, arms you with dozens of practical writing tips, and liberates you from the straitjacket of outmoded stylistic taboos. He even manages to make common sense out of punctuation.

Best of all, Trimble's style is as fresh as his approach - in fact, his style is a superb example of all that he is trying to convey on the art of writing.

In this Silver Anniversary Edition, additional words of wisdom are included and, for the first time, an index has been added. The second edition will continue to be an indispensable classic reference for the next 25 years.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 26.20
US$ 27.16

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 7.37
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Trimble John R.
Published by Prentice-Hall
ISBN 10: 0139703683 ISBN 13: 9780139703683
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Prentice-Hall. Book Condition: New. pp. 143. Bookseller Inventory # 5269496

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.37
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

John R., Trimble
Published by Prentice Hall College Div (1975)
ISBN 10: 0139703683 ISBN 13: 9780139703683
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Prentice Hall College Div, 1975. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0139703683

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Trimble, John R.,
Published by Prentice Hall College Div (1975)
ISBN 10: 0139703683 ISBN 13: 9780139703683
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Prentice Hall College Div, 1975. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110139703683

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 39.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Trimble, John R.,
Published by Prentice Hall College Div (1975)
ISBN 10: 0139703683 ISBN 13: 9780139703683
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Prentice Hall College Div, 1975. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB0139703683

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 39.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds