Annotations for How to Not Write Bad : The Most Common Writing Problems and the Best Ways to Avoid Them


Baker & Taylor
An author and journalism professor offers an entertaining yet comprehensive guide for crafting sentences and paragraphs that are both effective and interesting and combine clarity and grace with correct spelling, punctuation and grammar. Original. 35,000 first printing.

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Baker & Taylor
Offers a guide for crafting sentences and paragraphs that are both effective and interesting and that combine clarity with correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

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Penguin Putnam
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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