Write to the Point

In this complete guide to persuasive writing, Sam Leith shows how to express yourself fully across any medium, and how to maximise your chances of getting your way in every situation.

Author: Sam Leith

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781782831730

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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Writing tends to make people anxious, and with good reason. The first sentence of a job application letter can consign it to the bin. A speech intended to rouse can put a room to sleep. A mistimed tweet can cost you your job. And a letter to a beloved may aim to convey feelings of tenderness but end up making the recipient laugh rather than melt. In this complete guide to persuasive writing, Sam Leith shows how to express yourself fully across any medium, and how to maximise your chances of getting your way in every situation. From work reports to Valentine cards, and from emails of condolence to tweets of complaint, Leith lays bare the secrets to successful communication, eloquence and off- and online etiquette. How do you write a job application, a thank-you card, or an email to your bank manager, to your children's headteacher, to your clients or your boss? How do you prepare a speech to win the argument, get the vote of confidence, or embarrass the bridegroom? Getting these things right - or wrong - can be life-changing. Succinct treatments of the most general principles of style and composition, as well as examinations of specific modes of address (What is a subtweet? How do I write a moving elegy?) are accompanied by concrete and well-illustrated dos and don'ts and examples of wins and fails. Astute, sprightly and illuminating, Write to the Point will give you the skills and confidence you need to get your message across on every occasion.

Write to the Point

Provides practical, proven techniques for making business writing more effective and less stressful. Includes step-by-step procedures for generating effective e-mail, memos, letters, and reports.

Author: Salvatore J. Iacone

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781564146397

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Provides practical, proven techniques for making business writing more effective and less stressful. Includes step-by-step procedures for generating effective e-mail, memos, letters, and reports.

Writing to the Point

Algis Budrys has taught hundreds of people at scores of workshops, was a well-known critic, editor, and author in his own right. "AJ's information is, and always has been, solid gold. Every writer can learn from this book.

Author: Algis Algis

Publisher: Wordfire Press

ISBN: 1614753679

Category:

Page: 152

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The classic work of writing instruction back in print! The complete, concise guide to writing fiction that sells from one of the most popular instructors of the Writers of the Future and Clarion workshops.Get a master's competitive edge in the writing business. Bestselling writer, editor and renowned writing teacher Algis Budrys, known as "AJ" to his many students, has distilled his fifty years of success into Writing to the Point. Write better stories. Fix mistakes in your current stories. Writing to the Point contains all the writing articles that appeared in the classic tomorrow Magazine, re-edited and expanded. Algis Budrys has taught hundreds of people at scores of workshops, was a well-known critic, editor, and author in his own right. "AJ's information is, and always has been, solid gold. Every writer can learn from this book."-New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson

Write to the Point

Applies the process of writing to the workplace.

Author: Michael B. Goodman

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: WISC:89031128408

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 365

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Applies the process of writing to the workplace. Considers brainstorming techniques, word choice, audience analysis, grammar, sentence and paragraph construction, illustrations and organization. Emphasis is on strategies and their impact, not on external format. Covers oral presentation and the automated office.

Get to the Point

Write well and clients and colleagues will rate you. Write poorly and you could harm your prospects. This book explains how to write well in the workplace. Christopher Stoakes is a lawyer and trainer acclaimed for his concise style

Author: Chris Stoakes

Publisher:

ISBN: 0957494637

Category: Commercial correspondence

Page: 88

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Writing is one of the key factors in professional success. It is one of the ways in which managers appraise you. Write well and clients and colleagues will rate you. Write poorly and you could harm your prospects. This book explains how to write well in the workplace. Christopher Stoakes is a lawyer and trainer acclaimed for his concise style

Point Taken

In Point Taken, Ross Guberman delves into the work of the best judicial opinion-writers and offers a step-by-step method with practical and provocative examples to assist anyone involved in drafting opinions to improve his or her writing ...

Author: Ross Guberman

Publisher: OUP Us

ISBN: 9780190268589

Category: Legal briefs

Page: 376

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In Point Taken, Ross Guberman delves into the work of the best judicial opinion-writers and offers a step-by-step method based on practical and provocative examples. Featuring numerous cases and opinions from 34 esteemed judges - from Learned Hand to Antonin Scalia - Point Taken, explores what it takes to turn "great judicial writing" into "great writing". Guberman provides a system for crafting effective and efficient openings to set the stage, covering the pros and cons of whether to resolve legal issues up front and whether to sacrifice taut syllogistic openings in the name of richness and nuance. Guberman offers strategies for pruning clutter, adding background, emphasizing key points, adopting a narrative voice, and guiding the reader through visual cues. The structure and flow of the legal analysis is targeted through a host of techniques for organizing the discussion at the macro level, using headings, marshaling authorities, including or avoiding footnotes, and finessing transitions. Guberman shares his style "Must Haves", a bounty of edits at the word and sentence level that add punch and interest, and that make opinions more vivid, varied, confident, and enjoyable. He also outlines his style "Nice to Haves", metaphors, similes, examples, analogies, allusions, and rhetorical figures. Finally, he addresses the thorny problem of dissents, extracting the best practices for dissents based on facts, doctrine, or policy. The appendix provides a helpful checklist of practice pointers along with biographies of the 34 featured judges.

Get to the Point

Offers information on writing for business, including proofreading, concise writing, revising, grammar, and punctuation. With practical information and plenty of good humor, Get t

Author: Elizabeth Danziger

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105115114774

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

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Offers information on writing for business, including proofreading, concise writing, revising, grammar, and punctuation.

POINT BLANK A NOVEL IN THREE VOLUMES VOL II

He wrote a short letter to Marguerite , and a very long one to Lord Gresham . But
then , that was a business letter , and had to be long and exhaustive ; and its
length , and the time that the writing of it occupied , was supposed , by Mr .
Disney ...

Author: author of "jack urquhart's daugher"

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555044564

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Point Made

In Point Made, Ross Guberman uses the work of great advocates as the basis of a valuable, step-by-step brief-writing and motion-writing strategy for practitioners.

Author: Ross Guberman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199943852

Category: Law

Page: 387

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In Point Made, Ross Guberman uses the work of great advocates as the basis of a valuable, step-by-step brief-writing and motion-writing strategy for practitioners. The author takes an empirical approach, drawing heavily on the writings of the nation's 50 most influential lawyers.

How to Organize and Write a Legal Memo

Focusing on the courts, however, can make the main points wordier, as in this
revision. (More concise revisions are possible, however.) ○ Legal memoranda
commonly predict how a new court will apply a rule to a set of facts, so it is often ...

Author: Paul Falon

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9781543821154

Category: Legal composition

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"This book explains how to organize and write legal memoranda that will communicate information to the reader clearly and effectively. It is written primarily for first-year law students, but upper-class law students and practicing attorneys can also use it, to produce more effective legal memoranda or written legal analyses generally"--

What s the Point

What's The Point? was written to bring to light the many words in the English language that cause some problems for young readers and writers. It's written in rhyme with a humorous tone to stimulate interest and retention.

Author: Josefine A. Fowler

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781449059675

Category: Education

Page: 24

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What's The Point? was written to bring to light the many words in the English language that cause some problems for young readers and writers. It's written in rhyme with a humorous tone to stimulate interest and retention.

How to Write

through your preliminary analysis , the survey you make of the subject before
attempting to write , to the point of having grouped your material under a few
main heads — two , or three , or four . To carry in mind a larger number of main
points ...

Author: John Mantle Clapp

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015003933457

Category: Authorship

Page: 555

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A Writer s Point

In this book, I have included some human interest poetry and also some religious stories. I sincerely hope you enjoy reading about the life that I have lived. God Bless. DUKE MARTELL

Author: Duke Martell

Publisher: America Star Books

ISBN: 1456002198

Category: Mercedes (Tex.)

Page: 110

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All these years that the Good Lord has allowed me to live, I have been to many places met lots of good people and I have seen so much of our great country. The desire to write emerged since I attended high school, and to this day I still find myself writing. In this book, I have included some human interest poetry and also some religious stories. I sincerely hope you enjoy reading about the life that I have lived. God Bless. DUKE MARTELL

An American Dictionary of the English Language

A character used to mark the divisions certain plants , as péas , beans , mustard ,
& c . of writing , or the panses to be ... In gunnery , point - blank shot deanimal ,
having various kinds of feet , viz . , prehensory , am . notes the shot of a gun ...

Author: Noah Webster

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433038556696

Category: English language

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The Art of Writing To which is prefixed a new mathematical projection on copper plate showing exact rules for the true forming every letter by P Hudson A new edition improved

Through the point d is drawn the line d , h , parailel n is the straight full ftroke d , c
, joined to the upper to the base a , b , which limits the height of every half of the o
on the left ; and that joined at s to the small letter in the Projection . lower halfof ...

Author: Ambrose SERLE (Author of “A Treatise on the Art of Writing.”.)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0024918762

Category:

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