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How to Write It, Third Edition: A Complete Guide to Everything You'll Ever Write (How to Write It: Complete Guide to Everything You'll Ever Write)

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Publisher Comments:

Whenever a memoirist gives a reading, someone in the audience is sure to ask: How did your family react? Revisiting our pasts and exploring our experiences, we often reveal more of our nearest and dearest than they might prefer. This volume navigates the emotional and literary minefields that any writer of family stories or secrets must travel when depicting private lives for public consumption.

Essays by twenty-five memoirists, including Faith Adiele, Alison Bechdel, Jill Christman, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Rigoberto González, Robin Hemley, Dinty W. Moore, Bich Minh Nguyen, and Mimi Schwartz, explore the fraught territory of family history told from one perspective, which, from another angle in the family drama, might appear quite different indeed. In her introduction to this book, Joy Castro, herself a memoirist, explores the ethical dilemmas of writing about family and offers practical strategies for this tricky but necessary subject.

A sustained and eminently readable lesson in the craft of memoir, Family Trouble serves as a practical guide for writers to find their own version of the truth while still respecting family boundaries.

Synopsis:

A thoroughly revised and updated edition of this comprehensive guide to writing personal and professional documents with clarity, confidence, and style.

Award-winning journalist Sandra Lamb transforms reluctant writers into skilled wordsmiths by providing compelling examples of nearly every type of document and form of written communication. Packed with handy word and phrase lists, plus three brand-new chapters on drafting legal documents, posting on social media sites, and getting published, How to Write It is an essential resource for students, teachers, and anyone who needs a comprehensive resource for articulate self-expression.

About the Author

SANDRA E. LAMB has taught writing nationwide to such diverse groups as the American National Cattlewomen’s Association, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and the PEO Sisterhood. Lamb is the author of Personal Notes and Write the Right Words and has appeared on the PBS series Life Wise and been a guest on Martha Stewart’s radio show. For more information, visit www.sandralamb.com.

Table of Contents

I. 

Principles

Getting Started 2

Graphic Design & Layout 14

II.

Social

Announcement 18

Congratulations 28

Celebration of Life Events 33

Holiday Greetings 37

Sympathy & Condolence 44

Get Well 52

Welcome 57

Invitation 63

Appreciation 71

Thank-You 75

Wedding & Engagement Correspondence 82

Personal Letter 93

Love Letter  100

III.

Job Search

Networking Communications 107

Resume Cover Letter 116

Resume 126

Online & Email Applications 143

Letter of Recommendation 146

Refusing an Applicant 154

Declining a Position 157

IV.

Employment & Employee Communications

Employee Correspondence 161

Introduction 165

Memo 170

Meeting Notices, Agendas & Minutes 179

Reprimand 184

Letter of Resignation 188

Employee Termination 192

V.

Proposals & Reports

Proposal 197

Contract (Letter of Agreement) 203

Business Plan 209

Formal Report 212

Informal Report 220

Feasibility Report 223

Technical Report & Technical Writing 225

Book Proposal 229

Research 237

Questionnaire & Survey 242

VI.

Inquiries, Requests & Response Communications

Request & Inquiry 246

Cover Letter 253

Response 257

Acknowledgment & Confirmation 264

Acceptance 269

Refusal 274

VII.

Problems, Sensitive Matters & Resolutions

Complaint & Protest 282

Disagreement & Dispute 291

Negotiation 298

Settlement 303

Apology 306

Forgiveness 317

VIII.

Orders, Credit & Collections

Order 326

Credit Inquiry & Providing Credit Information 331

Credit Approval 337

Credit Denial 340

Request for Payment Adjustment 345

Offering an Adjustment 350

Collection Letter 354

IX.

Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Communication

Direct Mail 361

Sales Follow-Up 368

X.

Media Relations, Publicity & Publication

Pitch Letter 373

Fundraising 376

Media Kit 384

Press Release 385

Questions & Answers (Q&A) & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 391

Biography (Bio) 394

Bibliography 396

Speech 397

Public Service Announcement (PSA) 400

Opinion Editorial (Op-Ed) & Letter to the Editor 402

Newsletter 404

Brochure 406

XI.

Electronic Communication

Email 408

 

 

Appendix 416

Index 420

Product Details

ISBN:
9781607740322
Author:
Lamb, Sandra E
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Author:
Lamb, Sandra E.
Author:
Castro, Joy
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
14 ONE-COLOR CHARTS
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , A thoroughly revised and updated edition of this comprehensive guide to writing personal and professional documents with clarity, confidence, and style.

Award-winning journalist Sandra Lamb transforms reluctant writers into skilled wordsmiths by providing compelling examples of nearly every type of document and form of written communication. Packed with handy word and phrase lists, plus three brand-new chapters on drafting legal documents, posting on social media sites, and getting published, How to Write It is an essential resource for students, teachers, and anyone who needs a comprehensive resource for articulate self-expression.

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