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Discover the lost art of great writing. Since the invention of writing, the written word has fueled humanity’s astonishing progress. Thus, the ability to write effectively and beautifully has long been revered and rewarded. And yet in the digital age, people have begun to believe that this talent is somehow obsolete: that writing is something unworthy of study beyond th Discover the lost art of great writing. Since the invention of writing, the written word has fueled humanity’s astonishing progress. Thus, the ability to write effectively and beautifully has long been revered and rewarded. And yet in the digital age, people have begun to believe that this talent is somehow obsolete: that writing is something unworthy of study beyond the basic mechanics of vocabulary and syntax and grammar, that mediocre prose is acceptable in a world crying out for clear and precise communication. Peter Yang believes otherwise. The Art of Writing is Yang’s highly practical treatise on the four key principles of dazzling, effective writing—economy, transparency, variety, and harmony. Far from your garden-variety style guide, the principles in this book apply to everyone, whether you’re writing an inauguration speech or a letter home to Mom. Great writing is a skill, and this book gives you the tools to make your words shimmer on the page (or the screen). Packed with real-world insights and advice, The Art of Writing is your ultimate guide to transforming your writing and unleashing your inner artist. Fans of The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr., On Writing Well by William Zinsser, The Little Seagull Handbook by Richard Bullock, and Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott will love this book. This book is for anyone who likes reading about: How to write Writing nonfiction Writing fiction How to be a better writer Writing style Business writing Writing a book


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Discover the lost art of great writing. Since the invention of writing, the written word has fueled humanity’s astonishing progress. Thus, the ability to write effectively and beautifully has long been revered and rewarded. And yet in the digital age, people have begun to believe that this talent is somehow obsolete: that writing is something unworthy of study beyond th Discover the lost art of great writing. Since the invention of writing, the written word has fueled humanity’s astonishing progress. Thus, the ability to write effectively and beautifully has long been revered and rewarded. And yet in the digital age, people have begun to believe that this talent is somehow obsolete: that writing is something unworthy of study beyond the basic mechanics of vocabulary and syntax and grammar, that mediocre prose is acceptable in a world crying out for clear and precise communication. Peter Yang believes otherwise. The Art of Writing is Yang’s highly practical treatise on the four key principles of dazzling, effective writing—economy, transparency, variety, and harmony. Far from your garden-variety style guide, the principles in this book apply to everyone, whether you’re writing an inauguration speech or a letter home to Mom. Great writing is a skill, and this book gives you the tools to make your words shimmer on the page (or the screen). Packed with real-world insights and advice, The Art of Writing is your ultimate guide to transforming your writing and unleashing your inner artist. Fans of The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr., On Writing Well by William Zinsser, The Little Seagull Handbook by Richard Bullock, and Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott will love this book. This book is for anyone who likes reading about: How to write Writing nonfiction Writing fiction How to be a better writer Writing style Business writing Writing a book

30 review for The Art of Writing: Four Principles for Great Writing that Everyone Needs to Know

  1. 4 out of 5

    Diane Challenor

    The craft of writing is one of my favourite genres and I loved this book from the very first chapter. Over the years I’ve read many books on the subject of writing. Several are memoirs, such as Stephen King’s On Writing, and Annie Dillard’s The Writing Life. Others are motivational, such as Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones, and Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. In contrast, Peter Yang’s The Art of Writing is more specifically directed at showing us how to apply four principles of writin The craft of writing is one of my favourite genres and I loved this book from the very first chapter. Over the years I’ve read many books on the subject of writing. Several are memoirs, such as Stephen King’s On Writing, and Annie Dillard’s The Writing Life. Others are motivational, such as Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones, and Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way. In contrast, Peter Yang’s The Art of Writing is more specifically directed at showing us how to apply four principles of writing to improve the structure of sentences, paragraphs and most importantly to the whole writing project, be it a book, an article, a blog post, or other categories of writing. For those of us who have learned a lot about writing, this book will enhance what you may already know. For the novice, I say, read this book, it will set you on the right path for all your writing experiences to come. Occasionally I am invited to review a book, by an author, or a publishing house. I only review books I enjoy, usually books I would tag with a GoodReads’ star rating of three or more. It is my custom to read within a narrow range of genres, and I read for pleasure and knowledge. The original book offered to me for review by TCK Publishing did not match with my interests, so I declined their invitation explaining why. A few days later I received an invitation to choose any book from their catalogue — wow! I opened their catalogue; immediately one jumped out at me: The Art of Writing by Peter Yang, a Canadian. It wasn’t long before the publisher emailed a complimentary eBook of The Art of Writing. After reading only a few pages I knew this book would be one I wanted in my Amazon library, along with the matching audiobook — so I purchased them. Some readers may wonder why I would buy the book even though I had one already. It’s because I enjoy my eBooks being in one place, it’s easier to keep track of them, the matching audio gives me the opportunity of continuing my reading at night, and I like to highlight and save passages that speak to me. It’s an extravagant pleasure of mine; some people have boats, I have books. I read the book over a period of two weeks, enjoying a slow read which allowed me to apply Mr Yang’s suggestions to my writing works-in-progress. I wasn’t far into the book before his principles started making a difference to my writing technique. Currently I’m re-building my book blog, Artuccino, and while I’m focussed on correcting links and improving the graphics, I’m editing my blogs. Many of my blogs were written several years ago, and since then I’ve participated in a year’s writing workshop with Joyce Kornblatt, and I believe I’ve matured as a writer; it’s a lifelong process, so I’ve lots more to learn, but my recent improvements have me patting myself on the head. Within The Art of Writing I found so many sections worth highlighting. Originally I’d highlighted sixteen passages, however, not wanting to give away spoilers I trimmed the them down prior to making the highlights public on GoodReads. The book included excellent comparisons and analogies helping emphasise the importance of some techniques and grammar quirks. I think I may have gushed enough over this book and the treasure within. Buy it! Peter Yang’s four principles are logical and easy to follow. Reading this book certainly can’t do your writing any harm.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sharon Barrow Wilfong

    This short book is highly readable and concise, but filled with valuable information for the aspiring writer. I have been writing for several years and still found several bits of useful advise to help me improve my writing skills. The book is broken up into four sections that deal with such topics as writing with active not passive verbs, good sentence and paragraph syntax, avoiding cliches or repetitive words. Yang shows the reader how to avoid these common pitfalls as well as others as well as This short book is highly readable and concise, but filled with valuable information for the aspiring writer. I have been writing for several years and still found several bits of useful advise to help me improve my writing skills. The book is broken up into four sections that deal with such topics as writing with active not passive verbs, good sentence and paragraph syntax, avoiding cliches or repetitive words. Yang shows the reader how to avoid these common pitfalls as well as others as well as methods of making our writing more vibrant, interesting and clear. Included are good, concrete examples of dos and don'ts as well as examples of good writing from authors throughout the history of literature. I heartily recommend this book for all writers who would like to improve their skills of expression on paper or the internet.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Alex & Books

    “The Art of Writing” is a wonderful guide that teaches readers the principles of great writing in less than 100 pages! 📖 . A few key lessons: 🔑 . -Writing without an outline is equivalent to shooting a film without a script. 🎥 . -Cut our filler words (actually, definitely, etc.) and remove double negatives. ⛔️ . -Avoid cliches, over repeating common words, and break up large paragraphs. 🔨 . -Writing is a skill that anyone can develop, but you must be okay with making mistakes in the beginning and be patie “The Art of Writing” is a wonderful guide that teaches readers the principles of great writing in less than 100 pages! 📖 . A few key lessons: 🔑 . -Writing without an outline is equivalent to shooting a film without a script. 🎥 . -Cut our filler words (actually, definitely, etc.) and remove double negatives. ⛔️ . -Avoid cliches, over repeating common words, and break up large paragraphs. 🔨 . -Writing is a skill that anyone can develop, but you must be okay with making mistakes in the beginning and be patient with the process. 📝 . -To become a better writer, it helps to read great books. Learn from people who mastered writing and study their work. 📚 . Overall this book is an excellent practical guide to writing: 4.5/5 stars ⭐️ https://www.instagram.com/p/B8ot841AnfH/

  4. 4 out of 5

    Andreas Michaelides

    I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Art of Writing: Four Principles for Great Writing that Everyone Needs to Know by Peter Yang is a convenient book that will help you improve your writing, especially if you are writing niche is non-fiction. When I was reading the author’s book, it reminded me a lot about the book: “The Elements of Style” by Strunk and White. The writer presents four categories that someone must work on to become a better writer. The fo I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Art of Writing: Four Principles for Great Writing that Everyone Needs to Know by Peter Yang is a convenient book that will help you improve your writing, especially if you are writing niche is non-fiction. When I was reading the author’s book, it reminded me a lot about the book: “The Elements of Style” by Strunk and White. The writer presents four categories that someone must work on to become a better writer. The four principles are economy, variety, transparency, and harmony. The author does a great job analyzing them and showing how they will help you achieve writing excellence. Every category is further enhanced with practical examples that make the book even more useful. This book is appropriate for beginners that want to create strong writing skills and to experiment in finding their writing style. Another book that came into my mind when reading Peter’s Yang book is Vogler’s “The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers.” If you are serious about writing in any niche, then this book should be on your bookshelf. Acquiring this book will save you a lot of money and time figuring out how to write; it sets you up for success. I highly recommend it.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Rubina G Gomes

    This short and precise book on the craft of writing is one enlightening read. In this book, the author speaks about the four principles that are a must for great, artistic writing. The four principles are - Economy, Transparency, Variety and Harmony. As I was reading about these principles, I immediately starting thinking about the great books I have read and how each of these principles apply there. That is how I knew that The Art of Writing by Peter Yang holds water. If you're looking for a book This short and precise book on the craft of writing is one enlightening read. In this book, the author speaks about the four principles that are a must for great, artistic writing. The four principles are - Economy, Transparency, Variety and Harmony. As I was reading about these principles, I immediately starting thinking about the great books I have read and how each of these principles apply there. That is how I knew that The Art of Writing by Peter Yang holds water. If you're looking for a book to learn the technical aspect of real, good writing, then this book is for you.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Grady

    ’To be a writer, you simply need to write’ Canadian author Peter Yang not only is a successful journalist, he also is the founder and CEO of Reviewerly – a tech startup that is focused on gathering customer reviews for online brands. His experience and skills are well documented in this valuable little guide to improve writing. The congeniality of Peter’s advice is evident in his introductory comments, such as – ‘For many people, writing is not something to be actively improved upon. Rather, upon ’To be a writer, you simply need to write’ Canadian author Peter Yang not only is a successful journalist, he also is the founder and CEO of Reviewerly – a tech startup that is focused on gathering customer reviews for online brands. His experience and skills are well documented in this valuable little guide to improve writing. The congeniality of Peter’s advice is evident in his introductory comments, such as – ‘For many people, writing is not something to be actively improved upon. Rather, upon reaching a certain level of literacy, many feel they can safely assert: Look at me, I can write now! Many university graduates will write at the same level of literacy for the rest of their lives, not thinking that perhaps what they’re saying could be more concise, more precise. And for the same reason – that is, because I didn’t see the ability to write as something that needed to be constantly honed and refined – I failed to see writing as a fundamental life skill. In many ways, that moment became a catalyst for The Art Of Writing...I began noticing how an author’s writing style directly influenced the allure of an idea, irrespective of the value of the idea itself! I observed how writing with clarity and passion could make a work that much more effective and compelling. It soon became clear: Writing was not merely a fundamental skill, but an artistic pursuit!” With that inviting opening Peter shares his wisdom in a manner that is not only accessible to read, but facile to incorporate! The four principles of the subtitle of this book are economy, transparency, variety and harmony, and in addition to explaining these principles well, Peter takes his advice a step further in listing the attributes that distinguish every artistic writer – ‘Artistic writers are meticulous in their work, Artistic writers are cognizant of their audience’s values, Artistic writers are sincere to their readers, Artistic writers are not obsessed with perfection, and Artistic writers are flexible with the four principles.’ And that is what makes this user-friendly guide score so high on the reader assistance scale: Peter’s writing epitomizes his goals in his own writing. This is a very valuable book, one that should quite easily belong in the backpack (or computer library of Kindle books!) of every student. Highly recommended.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Píaras Cíonnaoíth

    May the Art of Writing Live Long! Writing is an essential element of nearly every profession today. The author encourages the reader to think of writing as more than just an activity. He affirms that people should think of it as an art form. ‘Writing must be considered not through the lenses of strict scientific analysis, but through the lenses of an interpreter of art. It is, ultimately, an artistic pursuit, and should be treated as such, whether your end goal is to create a true work of art or May the Art of Writing Live Long! Writing is an essential element of nearly every profession today. The author encourages the reader to think of writing as more than just an activity. He affirms that people should think of it as an art form. ‘Writing must be considered not through the lenses of strict scientific analysis, but through the lenses of an interpreter of art. It is, ultimately, an artistic pursuit, and should be treated as such, whether your end goal is to create a true work of art or simply a well-crafted email.’ This new book will help you learn the techniques that professional writers use to write clearly and persuasively. Good writing must be lucid precise and brief. Pretentious language and lofty expressions inter-mingled with high rhetoric’s, hyperbolism’s and witticisms alone cannot guarantee creative quality to writing. The real stuff must come from the bottom of the writer's heart. The Art of Writing by Peter Yang explains the four principles for great writing that everyone needs to know. Highly recommended.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Saana

    Clear, lucid rules. I hadn’t thought about categorizing my writing according to those four principles but they do make sense. My biggest takeaways were practical comments on the language pieces, eg having a list of often used words, modifiers, and syntax variation. My biggest enlightenment came from the idea that keeping breaks from writing actually might be beneficial for the craft. And that by planning, I can actually liberate time for studying and reading—activities that contribute to me writ Clear, lucid rules. I hadn’t thought about categorizing my writing according to those four principles but they do make sense. My biggest takeaways were practical comments on the language pieces, eg having a list of often used words, modifiers, and syntax variation. My biggest enlightenment came from the idea that keeping breaks from writing actually might be beneficial for the craft. And that by planning, I can actually liberate time for studying and reading—activities that contribute to me writing better.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Sherry D'ambrosio

    A Philosophy of Writing More directed towards nonfiction, than fiction. An emphasis on truth in writing. Yang's principals are all good and useful to any writer but basic and this reader doesn't feel the book adds much to the existing texts on writing. A Philosophy of Writing More directed towards nonfiction, than fiction. An emphasis on truth in writing. Yang's principals are all good and useful to any writer but basic and this reader doesn't feel the book adds much to the existing texts on writing.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Chichi Soboya

    Very short and excellent.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Conny Reviews

    “These principles serve as a necessary foundation for anyone wanting to enrich their writing, which will, in turn, enrich their life,” Peter Yang states in the introduction of his book, The Art of Writing: Four Principles for Great Writing that Everyone Needs to Know. ~ What ~ At sixty-six pages, this small paperback that is also available as an ebook targets authors who want to improve their writing skills while maintaining their creativity, individuality, and purpose. After an introduction, the b “These principles serve as a necessary foundation for anyone wanting to enrich their writing, which will, in turn, enrich their life,” Peter Yang states in the introduction of his book, The Art of Writing: Four Principles for Great Writing that Everyone Needs to Know. ~ What ~ At sixty-six pages, this small paperback that is also available as an ebook targets authors who want to improve their writing skills while maintaining their creativity, individuality, and purpose. After an introduction, the book is divided into five sections, followed by the author’s biography and information. The chapters cover four principles of economy, transparency, variety, and harmony as well as meditations on writing. ~ Why ~ Great writing life skills are waxing and waning since the digital era autocorrects, offers instant solutions, and formats wording without considering its possible connotations. I appreciate how the author discusses a myriad of topics in a short, concise matter while explaining thoroughly their ramifications. Some included are how to avoid crutches, repetition, and punctuation mistakes while being intentional, describing with purpose, and meticulous with modifiers. By using a variety of sentence and paragraph structures as well as word choices, artistic harmony in language and thoughts clarify excellent writing. The script also adds tips on how reading, making use of time, and conveying the truth play a factor in properly putting the pen to paper. ~ Why Not ~ Those who do not care about writing or have no interest in it may have no need for this read. Others may feel they need not be reminded to avoid using filler words, write more actively than passively, and use the Pareto principle to name a few. ~ Wish ~ While Yang does a comprehensive job on what to do or not to do when writing, he did not mention the often incorrect use of the ellipsis or dangling prepositions (which some accept nowadays). Including an index would be helpful. ~ Want ~ If you attain to be an artistic author and want to continually improve your skills, this small but powerful book will encourage and enlighten you in ways you may not have considered while enhancing your writing style. Thanks to Peter Yang and TCK Publishing for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review. Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

  12. 5 out of 5

    Renee Knoblauch

    I’m always on the look of for writing resources. As a homeschool mom I want to gather all the information I can to teach my children. I try to educate myself as best as I can. Writing is truly an art that some are better than others but I believe everyone can be taught how to write decently to some extent. Not everyone should write professionally but should be able to express themselves clearly on paper. I’ve learned that every child learns different and writing is one of those areas that I feel I’m always on the look of for writing resources. As a homeschool mom I want to gather all the information I can to teach my children. I try to educate myself as best as I can. Writing is truly an art that some are better than others but I believe everyone can be taught how to write decently to some extent. Not everyone should write professionally but should be able to express themselves clearly on paper. I’ve learned that every child learns different and writing is one of those areas that I feel I need to look at different resources. Mr. Yang’s book was a quick and easy book to read. The writing was concise and easy to digest how he presented the topics. This is a great refresher course on writing. He has 4 basic principles that he breaks up into four chapters. Then he ties it all together in the last chapter. Mr. Yang focuses on four fundamental principles: economy, transparency, variety, and harmony. He expands on each principle in detail. I appreciate how he ties in the artistic writing concepts 1.Could my writing do without it concerning words? 2. Another point is to consider your audience and know their values. (You don’t want to talk about eating hamburgers being essential to health to a vegan audience?) My paraphrasing a point! 3. Don’t be obsessed with perfection because it is not going to happen. 4. Be flexible with the 4 principles in the book as it should be weighed against the context you are writing about. An area that I liked was the “Crush Your Crutches” which he relates to filler words that are meaningless. Some sentences need to have more colorful words but sometimes we overdo it throughout our writing. Sometimes less is better. This section explained my style trying to embellish my sentences. This wasn’t a full exhausted book on artistic writing but I felt it was worth my time reading and I learned a few things as a writer. I received a free copy of this product in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this information accordance with the FTC Regulations.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Sonali Chandak sonalichandakreads

    “To write naturally is not to write carelessly, but to write in a way that best reflects your values, aspirations, and ideals.” “Once you know why you’re writing something, it becomes much easier to know how you’re going to write it.” “Planning is the bedrock of all great writing.” “Writing is about prioritizing the reader, not the self! Never lose sight of your purpose in your writing.” “If you read great books, you will gain a fuller understanding of the world, which will, in turn, lead you to wri “To write naturally is not to write carelessly, but to write in a way that best reflects your values, aspirations, and ideals.” “Once you know why you’re writing something, it becomes much easier to know how you’re going to write it.” “Planning is the bedrock of all great writing.” “Writing is about prioritizing the reader, not the self! Never lose sight of your purpose in your writing.” “If you read great books, you will gain a fuller understanding of the world, which will, in turn, lead you to write great things.” The art of writing by Peter Yang is a valuable but straightforward guide for improving the art of writing. The four principles for great writing as pointed out by the author are economy, transparency, variety and harmony. - Economy is using the fewest words to produce the most meaning. It talks about removing unnecessary words, using punctuation correctly, preferring active voice and more. - Transparency is being clear in writing so that it conveys the meaning accurately. It includes describing with purpose, planning the writing, avoiding clichés and more. - Variety is concerning sentence and paragraph structure, word choice and more. - Harmony is how the writer effectively communicates their ideas to readers. Reading more and observing the style is essential in becoming a better writer. Plan your writing sessions and write for yourself first. This book reminds me of “Stephen King On Writing”. The four principles are in line with Stephen King’s writing advise. I believe three principles out of four are explained well in the book. The examples are descriptive and effectively supporting the points made. But the fourth principle lacked clarity and could have been written better. The categorization of four principles is functional but the book lacks new writing tips. Final advise from the author - “Only write that which is truest and dearest to your heart.” Anyone who wishes to write better should read this book. Even though we know most of the ideas described in the book, we fail to put them to practice. I am hoping to make my writing better with these practical insights.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Joseph Langen

    Review of Peter Yang’s Book The Art of Writing JANUARY 24, 2020 I have been writing mostly nonfiction for many years and have read many books on various aspects of writing. Some focus on grammar and sentence structure. Others address a variety of other aspects of writing. This book suggests ways to write artistically as painters paint and composers compose their works. I don’t recall another book on writing artistically and how to do it. Yang suggests four principles of artistic writing. Economy me Review of Peter Yang’s Book The Art of Writing JANUARY 24, 2020 I have been writing mostly nonfiction for many years and have read many books on various aspects of writing. Some focus on grammar and sentence structure. Others address a variety of other aspects of writing. This book suggests ways to write artistically as painters paint and composers compose their works. I don’t recall another book on writing artistically and how to do it. Yang suggests four principles of artistic writing. Economy means using the fewest words possible to express the most meaning. Transparency means being clear and precise. Variety means writing with style and sophistication. Harmony means consistency throughout each work. In order to stay focused, he notes that artistic writers are meticulous in their work, are aware of their audience’s values, sincere in what they say to their readers, are not overly concerned about writing perfectly and are flexible in their adherence to the four principles mentioned above. Many of these principles and qualities are not self evident. Yang gives copious examples of writing in which these principles and qualities are ignored. After each one he shows how the example could be rewritten to more closely follow the principle or quality at hand. I found this the most valuable part of his discourse. Another way of stating Yang’s thesis is that you can write artistically by avoiding clutter in your passages or de-clutter them if you miss something. Like other arts, no one ever reaches perfection. Instead improving your art is a lifelong process. Enjoy your journey.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Lora Shouse

    The Art of Writing: Four Principles for Great Writing that Everyone Needs to Know is part meditation on the art of writing and part instruction manual for achieving great writing. The author particularly stresses clear writing. He uses lots of examples to illustrate his points. And he follows his own rules. The writing in the book is precise and understandable. He makes a case for artistic writing. According to his definition, artistic writing consists of four fundamental principles: economy, tra The Art of Writing: Four Principles for Great Writing that Everyone Needs to Know is part meditation on the art of writing and part instruction manual for achieving great writing. The author particularly stresses clear writing. He uses lots of examples to illustrate his points. And he follows his own rules. The writing in the book is precise and understandable. He makes a case for artistic writing. According to his definition, artistic writing consists of four fundamental principles: economy, transparency, variety, and harmony. Each of these principles is discussed in detail, followed by a section of meditations on writing. The whole book is very short and to the point. An excellent guide for writing anything.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Enakshi J.

    Writing is an art and for a piece of art to be acknowledged and valued, it needs to pass the muster. Peter Yang introduces the readers to the basic nuances of writing that determine if the written material is worth getting the necessary attention. The points are basic and common yet the way he goes on to explain the value of each of them is what makes the difference. The book comprises several principles of writing. To begin with, economy (with respect to the words used) occupies the first place Writing is an art and for a piece of art to be acknowledged and valued, it needs to pass the muster. Peter Yang introduces the readers to the basic nuances of writing that determine if the written material is worth getting the necessary attention. The points are basic and common yet the way he goes on to explain the value of each of them is what makes the difference. The book comprises several principles of writing. To begin with, economy (with respect to the words used) occupies the first place. Read the complete review here: https://www.aliveshadow.com/category-...

  17. 5 out of 5

    S.K.

    The Art of Writing by Peter Yang, sent to me by TCK Publishing in exchange for an honest review, has reminded me of all kinds of great writing rules that tend to slide out of my memory from time to time. It's also left me inspired and excited, itching to start my November writing project despite my extreme business this year between marriage & motherhood, homeschool, homestead projects, my normal blog/social media projects, and now a baby podcast! If you're looking for a refresher course in the The Art of Writing by Peter Yang, sent to me by TCK Publishing in exchange for an honest review, has reminded me of all kinds of great writing rules that tend to slide out of my memory from time to time. It's also left me inspired and excited, itching to start my November writing project despite my extreme business this year between marriage & motherhood, homeschool, homestead projects, my normal blog/social media projects, and now a baby podcast! If you're looking for a refresher course in the mechanics of writing this might be a good one for you.

  18. 4 out of 5

    William A. Keslar

    Fine little book This book concisely lays out touchstones for aspiring writers and those who are judging writing. As a leader and manager of a company, I am frustrated by the inadequacy of writing skills and insensitivity to language that seems prevalent among recent graduates. I'm always on the lookout for support of principles that define objectively good writing so we can provide the remedial education that is sadly lacking in our education system. This book and ones like it will help. Fine little book This book concisely lays out touchstones for aspiring writers and those who are judging writing. As a leader and manager of a company, I am frustrated by the inadequacy of writing skills and insensitivity to language that seems prevalent among recent graduates. I'm always on the lookout for support of principles that define objectively good writing so we can provide the remedial education that is sadly lacking in our education system. This book and ones like it will help.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Richard Jr.

    Well written, informational and inspiring Thank you Mr. Yang for inspiration on my path to becoming a better writer one day at a time. I read your book at a moment where it was difficult to even write a paragraph and it hopefully will help me to spring forward and return to writing my truth that will at least benefit one human being. Thank you again.

  20. 5 out of 5

    David Hyder

    An operational view. While I think of myself as a good writer, I am always on the lookout for good books on writing. The Art of Writing fits nicely in the gap between Strunk & White's tactical approach and On Writing Well's strategic outlook. It draws on both elements to produce a good operational primer. An operational view. While I think of myself as a good writer, I am always on the lookout for good books on writing. The Art of Writing fits nicely in the gap between Strunk & White's tactical approach and On Writing Well's strategic outlook. It draws on both elements to produce a good operational primer.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Levi Borba

    Good and easy to read. Excellent for anyone that needs to write on a daily basis, be it business executives, students, authors, or bloggers. The examples presented in the book are especially useful. The content itself is not groundbreaking new but the author put it in a simple and easy-to-understand way. Very quick to read.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Taylor Ellwood

    This is a simple book on writing that has four important principles for you to learn. It's a quick read, but I recommend you take your time and contemplate and apply each principle of writing to your writing. It will help you become a better writer and make you more mindful of how you use writing. This is a simple book on writing that has four important principles for you to learn. It's a quick read, but I recommend you take your time and contemplate and apply each principle of writing to your writing. It will help you become a better writer and make you more mindful of how you use writing.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Anthony

    Fine guide to basic pillars of great work Not only is the author of this little compendium a truthteller in every sentence of this work, but he movingly ends the whole tour with the fundamental secret of every masterwork ever written - one he has just demonstrated!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jorge Perez

    Interesting and helpful I enjoyed reading through this book as a guide to structurally give shape to my writing. I definitely think the coda section is what packs the most value in this short read.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Cameron Allen

    Great for Revisiting Your Writing This book is a great tool for thinking about writing regardless of what you are writing. I am sure to keep revisiting it in the future and am going to be looking for more from Peter.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Vinish Chandran

    Overall Good Tips & Techniques On Writing If you are looking to improve your writing style and what to bring some extra spice in it, then this book is for you. Four effective techniques which can improve your writing.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Teri Temme

    Fantastic! Great insights, a quick read that will improve your writing.

  28. 4 out of 5

    C.W. Pickett

    Short Peter gives you a taste but it feels like he can expound a little more on some of his points. Good advice, though, on how to be a better writer.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Eddie Hackett

    Not too shabby The author is knowledgeable and passionate. Beginning writers will find something useful here. I would happily recommend this to my students.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Luis

    Great Is a really good book and easy to read for beginners in the English writing. Help me a lot to understand the structure, and features in this language. I highly recommend.

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