How to Write

How to Write is an introductory guide to writing, aimed at people who think they can’t write, or for whom writing is an ordeal. Broken down into short topic-based chapters on everything from beginning to revising, it demystifies the writing process by taking the reader through each stage necessary to bring a piece of writing to a decent finish. The book also offers a wealth of invaluable practical considerations, including when and where to write, when to printout and when to edit onscreen, what type of pen works well for revisions, and the hazards of the paperclip. The author is a seasoned writer whose encouraging but uncompromising guidance will delight as well as instruct.
Offering practical advice in a lucid, no-nonsense style, How to Write will be ideal for both students and professional people who need to write during the course of their work.

Topic areas include:


· How to begin, including prep work, producing drafts, and making outlines


· Sentence construction, including word order, punctuation, and use of metaphors


· Paragraph construction, including types of paragraphs, readability, and size reduction


· Tips on research and using reference works

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3 Comments

  1. Not just for beginners — veterans have learned from Fowler for years I had the great good fortune of studying with scholar and poet Alastair Fowler, and of experiencing this book when he offered aspects of it as a talk for graduate students. As soon as I learned it was a book I bought it. His insights are fresh and energizing, and he truly inspires one to write and to feel confident about it. Someone here suggested it’s only for beginners, but I think that’s balderdash (and I write for a living). Dr. Fowler’s use of language may be (perhaps deceptively)…

  2. Good Advice Fowler’s “How to Write” offers good advice; it deserves a spot on your shelf of writing books. Readers weary of condescending books by “language pundits” will appreciate this warm, open-minded book.

  3. Awesome! This tiny little book is extremely helpful, even for experienced writers. It covers topics including the writing process, style, research, and practicalities, such as diction.One of my English professors had us read through this book. I found it well suited to educational use and I still have it a year later because it’s just as good for personal use.

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