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Writing to Persuade

Audiobook
Nonfiction: Language; Self-Help
Unabridged   9 hour(s)
Publication date: 06/11/2019

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Writing to Persuade

How to Bring People Over to Your Side

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Audio CD ISBN:9781684570829
Digital Download ISBN:9781684570836

Summary

From the former New York Times Op-Ed page editor, a definitive and entertaining resource for writers of every stripe on the neglected art of persuasion.

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Product Description

From the former New York Times Op-Ed page editor, a definitive and entertaining resource for writers of every stripe on the neglected art of persuasion.

In the tradition of The Elements of Style comes Trish Hall's essential new work on writing well—a sparkling instructional guide to persuading (almost) anyone, on (nearly) anything. As the person in charge of the Op-Ed page for the New York Times, Hall spent years immersed in argument, passion, and trendsetting ideas—but also in tangled sentences, migraine-inducing jargon, and dull-as-dishwater writing. Drawing on her vast experience editing everyone from Nobel Prize winners and global strongmen (Putin) to first-time pundits (Angelina Jolie), Hall presents the ultimate guide to writing persuasively for students, job applicants, and rookie authors looking to get published. She sets out the core principles for connecting with readers—laid out in illuminating chapters such as "Cultivate Empathy," "Abandon Jargon," and "Prune Ruthlessly." Combining boisterous anecdotes with practical advice, Hall offers an infinitely accessible primer on the art of effectively communicating above the digital noise of the twenty-first century.

Reviews/Praise

“Profound.... This book offers sound, well-reasoned advice that will benefit any writer.” —Publishers Weekly

"Woven throughout are fascinating anecdotes from Hall’s career; stories of chasing the truth, interrogating her own opinions, and encouraging others to do the same.” —Booklist

"A lucid book about building bridges through communication along with some interesting behind-the-scenes background at the NYT.” —Kirkus Reviews

Author Bio

Trish Hall worked for the New York Times for more than two decades, where she oversaw six feature sections and served as both Op-Ed editor and senior editor. She lives in New York City.