How to Not Write Bad
The Most Common Writing Problems and the Best Ways to Avoid Them
By Ben Yagoda
Riverhead Books, Paperback, 9781594488481, 175pp.
Publication Date: February 5, 2013
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He offers advice on what he calls "not-writing-badly," which consists of the ability, first, to craft sentences that are correct in terms of spelling, diction (word choice), punctuation, and grammar, and that also display clarity, precision, and grace. Then he focuses on crafting whole paragraphs--with attention to cadence, consistency of tone, sentence transitions, and paragraph length.
In a fun, comprehensive guide, Yagoda lays out the simple steps we can all take to make our writing more effective, more interesting--and just plain better.