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Author Rozakis, Laurie.
Title The complete idiot's guide to writing well / by Laurie E. Rozakis.
Imprint Indianapolis, IN : Alpha Books, 2000.

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Author Rozakis, Laurie.
Subject English language -- Rhetoric -- Problems, exercises, etc.
English language -- Grammar -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Business writing -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Report writing -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Letter writing -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Add Title Complete idiot's guide
Idiot's guide to writing well
Writing well
Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 448 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Note Includes index.
Contents Write Now -- Why Writing Matters -- The Power of the Pen -- Captain of Your Fate -- Take a Letter -- It's as Easy as A, B, C -- Break the Code -- The Write Way -- Trick or Treat -- Cop an Attitude -- Model Behavior -- Four Play -- Pack the Essentials -- The People's Court -- How's That Again? Logic -- Take Aim: Purpose -- Crowd Control: Audience -- Hitting the Right Note: Tone -- Details, Details, Details -- Simply Irresistible: Style -- Words, Words, Words -- There's a Word for It -- Royal Words -- And the Commoners -- Words to Live By -- More Than Meets the Eye: Denotation and Connotation -- How's That Again? -- Use Nonbiased Language -- Formal and Informal English -- Clause and Effect -- Going Through a Phrase: Phrases -- Prepositional Phrases -- Verbal Phrases -- Appositive Phrases -- Tighten Up -- Clause-ality -- Sentence Sense -- I Know It When I See It -- Superb Sentences -- Sentence Style -- Sorry Sentences -- Paragraphs Plus -- Appearance vs. Reality -- Don't Leave Home Without It: Topic Sentences -- Build Me Up, Buttercup: Supporting Sentences -- Sweet Endings: Concluding Sentences -- The Writing Process -- Write This Way -- Get the Big Picture -- Blueprint for Success: Planning -- Topic Time -- Narrowing Your Topic -- Getting the Facts: Researching -- Shaping and Drafting -- Spit and Polish: Revising and Editing -- The Proof's in the Pudding--and the Writing: Proofreading -- Brain Freeze -- A Place for Everything, and Everything in Its Place -- Special Delivery -- A Method to All This Madness.
Note Print version record.
Summary If you have trouble putting your thoughts down on paper, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Well has everything you need to know to make writing of any kind as easy as thinking or speaking. This guide gives expert advice on making your writing as clear and persuasive as possible, whether it's a thank-you note, a school paper, or an executive briefing. It provides easy-to-follow guidelines on structure, spelling, punctuation, vocabulary, and style. You will find terrific tips on minimizing the time and energy taken up by tasks like research, note-taking, and proofreading.
ISBN 0585249393 (electronic bk.)
9780585249391 (electronic bk.)
9781429526579 (electronic bk.)
1429526572 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 44964117
Additional Format Print version: Rozakis, Laurie. Complete idiot's guide to writing well. Indianapolis, IN : Alpha Books, 2000 0028636945 (DLC) 00269564.

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