Words Fail Me

Words Fail Me

What Everyone Who Writes Should Know About Writing

Book - 1999 | 1st ed.
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Houghton
And not a minute too soon! Armed with our laptops and our PCs, we're the writing-est generation ever, cranking out e-mail, Web pages, electronic bulletin board postings, not to mention office memos, faxes, reports, newsletters, school papers, even memoirs and novels. But many of us were never taught how to write a sentence that makes sense, how to make sure our words do justice to our ideas. The result? Never have so many written so much so badly. Patricia T. O'Conner comes to the rescue with Words Fail Me, a practical and witty guide to the elements of good writing. She takes you through the writing process step by step. Pat O'Conner has done it again. So, there'll be no more staring blankly at an empty screen. Words Fail Me will charm the good writer out of you.


Baker & Taylor
A practical guide to good writing takes readers step by step through the process, offering advice on how to cut through the purple prose, put the subject where the action is, and extricate weak words, among other topics

Harcourt Publishing
And not a minute too soon! Armed with our laptops and our PCs, we're the writing-est generation ever, cranking out e-mail, Web pages, electronic bulletin board postings, not to mention office memos, faxes, reports, newsletters, school papers, even memoirs and novels. But many of us were never taught how to write a sentence that makes sense, how to make sure our words do justice to our ideas. The result? Never have so many written so much so badly. Patricia T. O'Conner comes to the rescue with Words Fail Me, a practical and witty guide to the elements of good writing. She takes you through the writing process step by step. Pat O'Conner has done it again. So, there'll be no more staring blankly at an empty screen. Words Fail Me will charm the good writer out of you.


Baker
& Taylor

A practical guide to good writing takes readers step by step through the process, offering valuable advice on how to cut through the purple prose, put your subject where the action is, and extricate weak words, among other topics. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace, c1999.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780151003716
0151003718
Characteristics: x, 230 p. ; 22 cm.

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