How To Write Clearly: Rules and Exercises on English Composition
by Edwin A. Abbott
Publisher: ManyBooks 1883
Number of pages: 123
Almost every English boy can be taught to write clearly, so far at least as clearness depends upon the arrangement of words. Force, elegance, and variety of style are more difficult to teach, and far more difficult to learn; but clear writing can be reduced to rules. To teach the art of writing clearly is the main object of these Rules and Exercises.
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From the table of contents: Introduction; Contents; Invention; Drafting; Revising; Editing; Proofreading; Narrative and Memoir; Creative Writing; Writing about reading; Public Affairs writing; Investigative writing; and more.
by William Strunk, Jr. - Bartleby.com
Asserting that one must first know the rules to break them, this classic reference book is a must-have for any student and conscientious writer. Intended for use in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature.
by Wendy Bishop, David Starkey - Utah State University Press
A remarkable resource volume for creative writing students and other writers just getting started. The authors introduce forty-one central concepts in the fields of creative writing and writing instruction, with discussions that are accessible...
by Flora Klickmann - G. P. Putnam's sons
A book for would-be authors. No one can teach authors how or what to write; but sometimes it is possible to help the beginners to an understanding of what it is better not to write. For the rest I hope the book explains itself.