Write to the Point

That fear is responsible for more bad writing than anything else. Fear, more often than self-regard, is what makes people sound stiff and pompous in print, ...

Write to the Point

Write to the Point

Good writers follow the rules. Great writers know the rules—and follow their instincts! Finding the right words, in the right order, matters—whether you’re a student embarking on an essay, a job applicant drafting your cover letter, an employee composing an email...even a (hopeful) lover writing a text. Do it wrong and you just might get an F, miss the interview, lose a client, or spoil your chance at a second date. Do it right, and the world is yours. In Write to the Point, accomplished author and literary critic Sam Leith kicks the age-old lists of dos and don’ts to the curb. Yes, he covers the nuts and bolts we need in order to be in complete command of the language: grammar, punctuation, parts of speech, and other subjects half-remembered from grade school. But for Leith, knowing not just the rules but also how and when to ignore them—developing an ear for what works best in context—is everything. In this master class, Leith teaches us a skill of paramount importance in this smartphone age, when we all carry a keyboard in our pockets: to write clearly and persuasively for any purpose—to write to the point. “Leith breaks down how to write anything for any occasion. Though the mission may seem like an ambitious undertaking, Leith is wildly successful . . . will morph even the most timid email-senders into confident writers.” —Booklist “A useful, persuasive guide to English usage.” —The Guardian

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Write to the Point
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Salvatore J. Iacone
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-01-01 - Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

Provides practical, proven techniques for making business writing more effective and less stressful. Includes step-by-step procedures for generating effective e-mail, memos, letters, and reports.
Write to the Point
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Dianna Booher
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10-01 - Publisher: AudioInk

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Write to the Point
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Sam Leith
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-04 - Publisher: The Experiment

Good writers follow the rules. Great writers know the rules—and follow their instincts! Finding the right words, in the right order, matters—whether you’re a student embarking on an essay, a job applicant drafting your cover letter, an employee composing an email...even a (hopeful) lover writing a text. Do it wrong
Write to the Point
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Sam Leith
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Nancy German

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Write to the Point
Language: en
Pages: 170
Authors: John Stahr
Categories: Journalism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1969 - Publisher:

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