How to Write Anything: A Complete Guide is a practical resource for everything you’ll ever have to write—at work, at school, and in your personal life.
“Laura Brown has written the ultimate guide for anyone who needs to create clear, concise, and compelling written communications. Students, business people, and even seasoned professional writers should keep it handy, right between their dictionary and thesaurus.” — Michael Snell, literary agent, writing collaborator, and author of From Book Idea to Bestseller
How to Write Anything combines unique approach to writing with a comprehensive encyclopedia of over 200 writing tasks, complete with model outlines, dos and donʼts, and examples—designed to help you get through all of lifeʼs writing tasks.
Writing in Your Personal Life includes helpful tips spanning thank you notes,apologies, wedding invitations, notes to teachers, condolence messages, and obituaries.
Writing at School covers the basics of note taking and bibliographies, the compare/contrast essay, lab reports, and school newspaper articles. It also offers tips on written communications for the academic environment, such as e-mails requesting a recommendation from a teacher or professor.
Writing at Work contains advice on everyday documents like résumés and business e-mails, and it also includes forms such as the business apology, instant message, interview follow-up, Facebook status update, and resignation letter. Grounded in a common-sense approach, friendly and supportive, How to Write Anything is Internet-savvy, with advice throughout about choosing the most appropriate medium for your message: e-mail or pen and paper. At once a how-to, a reference book, and a pioneering guide for writing in a changing world, this is the only writing resource you’ll ever need. How to Write Anything is published by W. W. Norton.