How to Write It, Third Edition: A Complete Guide to Everything You’ll Ever Write

Write personal and professional communications with clarity, confidence, and style.

How to Write It is the essential resource for eloquent personal and professional self-expression. Award-winning journalist Sandra E. Lamb transforms even reluctant scribblers into articulate wordsmiths by providing compelling examples of nearly every type and form of written communication. Completely updated and expanded, the new third edition offers hundreds of handy word, phrase, and sentence lists, precisely crafted sample paragraphs, and professionally designed document layouts. How to Write It is a must-own for students, teachers, authors, journalists, bloggers, managers, and anyone who doesn’t have time to wade through a massive style guide but needs a friendly desk reference.

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  1. A unique and very useful style guide This is a very useful desk reference for new and experienced writers. As described on the back cover “it is a must-own for students, teachers, authors, journalists, bloggers, managers and anyone who doesn’t have time to wade through a style guide but needs a friendly desk reference”. And, believe it or not, this promotional copy is not hyperbolic: it is real. 

  2. Great Guide Even though I am an English teacher, I have always wanted a book like this so I can be even better at expressing what I truly feel. I only had the book a week when I received word that my grown god-child had passed. The “dos and don’ts” section was really helpful. I was able to piece together a response that I was proud of. Also, one of my pet peeves is a tooo loooong holiday letter. They advise to keep it short. In my opinion, if it won’t fit on one page, it is too long. This book…

  3. A Better Textbook at a Much Better Price In 1998 I was working as the Director of Communications for a cancer research group in New York City, and I was asked to teach a writing class for a college on Long Island. It seemed like something I ought to be able to do, so I accepted. The class met six Saturdays in a row, and I somehow seemed to connect with students because, I think, I had been a professional writer since the early ’80s. But I had one problem. I could not find a textbook I was happy with. Strunk & White is great, but it’s…

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