We are no longer accepting pre-orders, as 300 Days of Better Writing has been published and is availble for purchase at HostileEditing.com.
We have been selling our books in PDF and Kindle formats for quite some time now, but we’re finally releasing one book in hard copy: 300 Days of Better Writing.
|Available everywhere in mid-September 2010!
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What is 300 Days of Better Writing?
300 strategies for writing clearly, purposefully, and correctly. Each day’s lesson presents one strategy, accompanied by explanations and examples.
Topics are intertwined to allow readers to practice one strategy before reading another strategy on the same topic. Broad topics are presented as a series of specific strategies, which are distributed throughout the guide.
Each lesson contains a cross-reference guide to help readers find other strategies on the same topic, and the book contains a topic index.
This book has earned its place in my workplace library to be at an arm’s reach for any writing project, large or small. (more reviews below)
Author: Bowman, David
Publisher Imprint: Cereb Press
Book size: 6” x 9”
Binding: Perfect Bound
Page count: 262
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Feedback from our readers:
This book is approachable and well organized. Mr. Bowman has amassed a wealth of daily tips to help you produce excellent professional documents. If you have been looking for a practical yet innovative writing guide, you have found it! Uniquely organized into bite-sized pieces of information, this is a book you will want to keep on your desk. Marie McGhee, Supervisor, Professional Skills and Development Program,
University of New Mexico Division of Continuing Education
300 Days of Better Writing approaches communication the way one would approach trying to eat the proverbial elephant–one bite at a time. Anyone who works through this book steadily is guaranteed by the end to stand ahead of the competition. Besides being packed with valuable information, the topical index also makes it a valuable reference work. As someone who has worked with words his entire career, I highly recommend David Bowman’s 300 Days of Better Writing. Will Reichard, Senior Vice President of Communications, Media, and Advertising Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce
300 Days of Better Writing is an essential writing guide and desktop resource for the busy business professional – practical, easy to follow, and time saving. Marc S. Witkowski, Director of Business Development, HealthFront
After 40 years in education, as a teacher, professional development trainer, and co-owner of a tutoring company, I wish I had 300 Days of Better Writing as a resource. These easy-to-understand, common sense guidelines to better and improved writing do not read like a text book. The examples are full of humor and reflect real life communication. Each writing strategy can stand alone, but the writing and communication categories are easy to find, study, and practice. It is about time we have a writing and communication book of this caliber. Elizabeth Ethelbah, Education Consultant
300 Days of Better Writing delivers useful writing advice in a digestible format. The content is like Cliffs Notes of best writing practices, applicable to any professional at all levels of the organization. The content is reminiscent of years of grammar, English, and writing classes and delivers clarity on practices not traditionally taught. Its concise format enables the reader to utilize the book like a Daily Devotional and commit to sustainable improvement. This book has earned its place in my workplace library to be at an arm’s reach for any writing project, large or small. Michael Lopez, Vice President/Chief Management Officer, COMPA Industries, Inc.
David Bowman’s book, 300 Days of Better Writing, provides something that few grammar manuals do: motivation. Instead of a dry, lifeless grammar instruction book, the guide is intended as a dose of daily advice with enough variety and wisdom to make the tips stick. Editing, writing, and mechanics are distributed throughout to provide well-rounded readings, quotes provide fodder for discussion and thought, and his examples and explanations are clear and incisive. If you would like to review areas that cause you particular trouble, the topical index in the back makes it easy to locate “Agreement” advice or tips to convince readers or ways to improve transition. In particular, Bowman explains complex ideas–the ones that often make students’ eyes glaze over–in interesting and approachable ways. Big words and concepts don’t seem nearly as intimidating when broken down into bite-sized chunks and delivered with accuracy and clarity. You’ll find yourself looking forward to the tips and advice–and grasping the ideas quickly. If you want your writing to grow as you write and learn, this is the book that will carefully lead you, day by day, to improved writing. I’ll still hang on to my Elements of Style, but this book will go right beside it in my collection. John UpChurch, Amazon Reviewer
David Bowman’s 300 Days of Better Writing is that rare gem in business books that addresses the subject matter efficiently, effectively, and with personality. The book’s style and structure make each “daily” lesson easy to understand and help the reader start applying the lesson immediately. In fact, the delivery is so informative, engaging, and enjoyable that you will have difficulty reading only one entry a day! Bowman skillfully hits his intended target on every page, providing great perspective and examples without unnecessary fluff. Furthermore, Bowman does a superb job of communicating the mechanics, tactics, and strategy for each tool, assisting the readers with their immediate challenges while reminding them of the “big picture” objectives involved in any writing effort. Both novice and expert writers will find this a valuable and useful resource. If writing were a mixed-martial art, this book would be in every dojo—dog-eared and covered with notes and highlighter! I honestly enjoyed every section I read. It was very compact, and each entry felt like a “Red Bull” for writers. David Dericotte, Business Manager