Writing Public Prose: How to Write Clearly, Crisply, and Concisely

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Offering aspiring authors dependable skills beyond the high school classroom, this reference covers the essentials of composing superior prose. Clear instructions on all aspects are featured, including approaching a topic, penning a solid introduction, bringing a story together, and editing for precision. Guaranteed to make every word count and maintain an appropriate energy level, this expert handbook is also filled with real-world examples of published writing—both good and bad—providing quick and humorous advice for all writers looking to showcase their work in speeches, broadcasting, or on the internet.

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Robert M. Knight is a former adjunct professor of journalism at Gettysburg College and Northwestern University. He has written for the Chicago Tribune, the Christian Science Monitor, Reuters, and the Washington Post. He is a former senior editor and broadcast editor of the City News Bureau of Chicago and a past president of the Chicago Headline Club chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the author of A Journalistic Approach to Good Writing: The Craft of Clarity and Journalistic Writing. He lives in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

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"The style guide at the end is a fine capper to a lovely little handbook that any student or writer would find useful."  —The Washington Independent Review of Books

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