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

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    Ben Yagoda is a journalism professor at the University of Delaware. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of ten books, includingMemoir: A History, Will Rogers: A Biography, and When You Catch an Adjective, Kill It, and has written forSlate, The New York Times Magazine, and publications that start with every letter of the alphabet except J, K, Q, X, and Z. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife.
    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 paragraphswith 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 interestingand just plain better.

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    ISBN 9781594488481
    Genre REFERENCE / Writing Skills
    Format Paperback
    Pages 175
    Publisher Date 2013-02-05 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Riverhead Books
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.38 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Most Common Writing Problems and the Best Ways to Avoid Them
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Yagoda, Ben
    Country of Origin United States

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