Clear, concise, effective, THE RANDOM HOUSE GUIDE TO GOOD WRITING is for anyone who wishes to communicate well in writing. Mitchell Ivers shows us how to master the medium and the message with an array of features: Precise guidelines on word usage, grammar, and punctuation--and how to decide with rules you can discard to suit your purpose, How to choose the tone and style appropriate to your audience and subject, The essential components of plot in fiction and structure in nonfiction, and much more.An Alternate Selection of the Book-of-the-Month ClubA Main Selection of the Writer's Digest Book ClubFrom the Paperback edition.
Mitchell Ivers is the former managing editor of Random House, Villard Books, and Times Books, and was chief copy editor before that. He has worked extensively as an editor and copy editor. He has a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.F.A. in writing from New York University.