Words' Worth: Write Well and Prosper

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What makes an effective quote? How can I infuse my writing with style and voice? How can a sharp lead kick-start my story? What are the tricks to writing for the Web? What can I do to get an editor to listen to my idea? These topics and more are handled smartly, succinctly, and simply in the latest edition of Words' Worth, an invaluable toolkit for writers aspiring to perfect the craft of nonfiction writing. Brooks and Quigley's expert views on the essence of a feature story give struggling beginners, their teachers, and professional writers alike the tools necessary to create powerful writing. As a precise guide to writing and promoting nonfiction, Words' Worth furnishes a map to the world of reporting for the Web and blogging, well-crafted exercises to hone skills, and savvy advice to help writers enrich their style and make their work more marketable. Practical, wise, and inspiring, Words' Worth makes a steady desktop companion throughout one s writing career.

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Titles of related interest also from Waveland Press: Gerard, Creative Nonfiction: Researching and Crafting Stories of Real Life (ISBN 9781577663393) and McCloskey, Economical Writing, Second Edition (ISBN 9781577660637).

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"A worthy addition to the small group of graceful instructional books on writing, Words' Worth tackles all the tough writing problems, from writing transitions to gathering quotes to developing a distinctive voice." -- David Rubin, Professor and Dean Emeritus, S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University

"Words' Worth provides exactly the clear information someone starting out needs. It's chock full of useful examples of great writing, followed by clear analyses of why they work. There are practical (and fun) exercises at the end of the chapters that new and experienced writers will find invaluable to build essential skills. The advice on how to write to market, approach editors, and get published is invaluable and right on target." -- Miriam Arond, Director of the Good Housekeeping Research Institute and former Editor in Chief of Child Magazine

"Words' Worth is a terrific book for the new writer or for the experienced writer who needs a tune up. With wit, humor and inspiring examples, Brooks and Quigley guide writers through the steps of why good writing works and how new writers can achieve it. Words' Worth is a welcome addition to the short list of outstanding books on writing." -- Betty Medsger, former chair, Department of Journalism, San Francisco State University

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