Write Tight by William Brohaugh
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A Clip from the back cover:
"What is the most effective way to take your writing from good to great? Say exactly what you want to say with precision and power. It sounds simple, but every writer struggles with this essential skill. Now, the tools you need to write concise, powerful prose are at your fingertips.
Write Tight is an utterly readable guide that tackles these issues head-on, with incredible tips and techniques to help you master your prose. William Brohaugh, former editor of Writer's Digest, goes beyond the discussion on redundancy and overwriting to take on evasiveness, affectations, roundabout writing, tangents and "invisible" words."
I will be absorbing all that William Brohaugh offers in this writer's manual, Write Tight, for some time. There's just so much to grasp, that a single read-through isn't enough for me. It's the type of resource book that a writer can grow with, gaining more insight into the art of writing for brevity and clarity with each pass taken.
Write Tight offers helpful tools and techniques that every writer should strive to master. If you don't have a copy of this manual, be sure to add it to your wish list. You won't be disappointed.