Getting the Words Right

Getting the Words Right

39 Ways to Improve your Writing

eBook - 2005
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"For more than twenty years, Getting the Words Right has helped writers from all professions rewrite, revise, and refine their writing. In this new edition, author Theodore Cheney offers 39 targeted ways you can improve your writing, including how to: create smooth transitions between paragraphs; correct the invisible faults of inconsistency, incoherence, and imbalance; overcome problems of shifting point of view and style; and express your ideas clearly by trimming away weak or extra words." "You'll strengthen existing pieces and every future work by applying these three simple principles: reduce, rearrange, and reword. Once the secrets of revision are yours, you'll follow the same practices that Hemingway did - and you'll get the words right, too."--Jacket.
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, ©2005.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9781599633282
Characteristics: 1 online resource (248 pages) : illustrations


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Jan 05, 2018

The advice he offers is helpful, presented with the run-of-the-mill quality that Writer’s Digest books aspire to. Nothing untoward. Read it quickly and then move on with life.

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