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William Brohaugh

Write Tight

Say Exactly What You Mean With Precision and Power

€ 22.95



Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Foreword vii
Introduction: A Tight Fit Into Today`s World 1
1. The Four Levels of Wordiness and How to Tackle Them
5
Learn the secrets of idea selection, manuscript planning, writing to feed into the manuscript`s focus, and trimming and revising.
2. Sixteen Types of Wordiness and How to Trim Them
19
Specific advice on identifying and eliminating common wordweeds, including the affected, the circuitous, the empty, the evasive, and many others.
3. Prewriting Tight
83
Tips on keeping your writing concise even at the first-draft stage.
4. Testing Your Writing for Flab
89
Verbal aerobics to trim your writing into shape.
5. The Danger Signs of Wordiness
113
Keys to verbal vigilance how to spot little problems in your writing that could signal bigger problems.
6. Exercises for Developing Your Awareness of Concision
123
A variety of methods for loosening and tightening your prose.
7. Reducing the Mental Length of Your Manuscript
131
What to do when your writing is slow (or just seems to be).
8. Nonverbal Streamlining
137
Physical elements such as sidebars, subheads, and checklists can trim your prose to improve readability.
9. How Tight Is Too Tight?
151
How and when to loosen up to preserve clarity, emphasis, and flow without risking wordiness.
10. Putting It All Together: Writing Light 165
Pulling triggers in your reader`s brain.
Learn how to rely on what your reader already knows.
11. Tips for Trimming During Manuscript Revision 179
Recollection in tranquility can help you spot the wordiness that creeps in during the early writing stages.
12. Shave and a Haircut and a Few Bits 187
A potpourri of do`s and don`ts to keep your writing at fighting weight.
Bibliography and Sources 193
Appendix: A Baedeker of the Redundant 195
Apologia 205
Index 207
About the Author 223
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Paperback / softback
221 pagina's
Januari 2007
390 gram
229 x 146 x 13 mm
Sourcebooks Inc gb


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