A collection of brief articles about writing, So You Want to Write! offers practical advice and information for bloggers, beginning novelists, and self-publishers.
The essays in this collection originated as online posts and are themselves models of informal standard English written for a general audience.
In ten information-packed chapters, Maddox offers tips and reminders that both newbies and veteran writers will find useful.
In Chapter One Maddox addresses questions that beset every writer:
- How can you know if you’re really a writer?
- What do writers read?
- What is talent?
- How do you find time to write?
Chapters Two to Seven offer definitions and discussions related to genre, the writing process, style, technique, and the mechanics of presentation.
Chapter Eight emphasizes the writer’s need for three essential tools: dictionary, thesaurus, and usage guide.
Chapter Nine provides five specialized vocabulary lists, including terms for writing about religion and crime.
Chapter Ten illustrates and discusses common errors of grammar and usage. Without condemning regional or ethnic speech patterns, Maddox focuses on standard American English and its usefulness to speakers and writers of all backgrounds.
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