Economics is not a field that is known for good writing. Charts, yes. Sparkling prose, no. Except, that is, when it comes to Deirdre Nansen McCloskey. Her conversational and witty yet always clear style is a hallmark of her classic works of economic history, enlivening the dismal science and engaging readers well beyond the discipline. And now she´s here to share the secrets of how it´s done. Economical Writing is itself economical: a collection of thirty-five pithy rules for making your writing clear, concise, and effective. Proceeding from big-picture ideas to concrete strategies for improvement at the level of the paragraph, sentence, or word, McCloskey shows us that good writing, after all, is not just a matter of taste--it´s a product of adept intuition and a rigorous revision process. Debunking stale rules, warning us that ´´footnotes are nests for pedants,´´ and offering an arsenal of readily applicable tools and methods, she shows writers of all levels of experience how to rethink the way they approach their work, and gives them the knowledge to turn mediocre prose into magic. At once efficient and digestible, hilarious and provocative, Economical Writing lives up to its promise. With McCloskey as our guide, it´s impossible not to see how any piece of writing--on economics or otherwise--can, and perhaps should be, a pleasure to read.
Tools Not Rules´ says Roy Peter Clark, vice president and senior scholar at the Poynter Institute, the esteemed school for journalists and teachers of journalists. Clark believes that everyone can write well with the help of a handful of useful tools that he has developed over decades of writing and teaching. If you google ´Roy Peter Clark, Writing Tools´, you´ll get an astonishing 1.25 million hits. That´s because journalists everywhere rely on his tips to help them write well every day - in fact he fields emails from around the world from grateful writers. ´Writing Tools´ covers everything from the basics (Tool 5: Watch those Adverbs) to the more complex (Tool 34: Turn your notebook into a camera) and uses more than 300 examples from literature and journalism to illustrate the concepts. For students, aspiring novelists and writers of memos, emails, PowerPoint presentations and love letters, here are 50 indispensible, memorable and usable tools.
A step-by-step guide to creating children´s books. The book covers aspects from the preliminary idea to publication, and describes how to tell a story visually, draw characters and develop settings.
An inspiring range of approaches to enrich your writing skills. Packed with stimulating writing exercises, numerous quotes and over 30 extracts from literature across a wide variety of genres, the book can be followed as a complete course or dipped into throughout. Accessibly written by three published writers and experienced teachers from leading creative writing institutions, this is a rich sourcebook of techniques containing: challenging writing exercises to expand the writer´s technique and ´voice´innovative ways of developing fiction and poetry stylesin-depth introductions to stage, radio and film writinginsights into the way different genres interact and how to adapt stories for performanceadvice on layout and professional presentation of work´´What is beguiling about the writing is the style - these are not academic propositions: they are translations from experience and practice´´ David Morley, Professor in Creative Writing, Warwick University
A comprehensive resource for passing the writing section of the IELTS exam with a grade of 6.5-7.0 or higher. It guides students step-by-step through the different tasks in the writing module, using material developed in the classroom, by authors with many years´ experience in helping hundreds of IELTS candidates achieve a high IELTS score.
In her first book to focus solely on writing since her classic work ´´Writing Down the Bones,´´ Goldberg reaffirms her status as one of the foremost teachers by redefining the practice of writing memoir.