Item description for Webster's New World Letter Writing Handbook by Robert W. Bly...
Overview Teaches the dos and don'ts of every kind of letter writing, from announcements and apologies to complaints, congratulations, recommendations, and references, and includes sample sentences and paragraphs.
Publishers Description Expert tips and 300 sample letters make business and personal correspondence a snap. When trying to close a sale, answer a complaint, or offer thanks, a well-crafted letter can make all the difference. Packed with practical advice and 300 easy-to-adapt sample letters, this all-purpose guide shows readers how to write letters that get results -at work and at home. Covering the nuts-and-bolts of letter writing as well as the secrets of high-impact prose, the book delivers proven recipes for attention-grabbing introductions, persuasive arguments, memorable phrases, and closing clinchers. Best of all, it offers guidance on business and personal letters for every circumstance, from job hunting, selling, fundraising, and asking favors to giving a reprimand, responding to criticism, expressing sympathy, and declining gracefully. It's the only reference anyone will ever need to write the perfect letter, whatever the occasion.
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Studio: Webster's New World
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.5" Width: 9.5" Height: 7.25" Weight: 1.86 lbs.
Release Date Dec 5, 2003
Publisher Webster's New World
ISBN 0764525247 ISBN13 9780764525247
Availability 0 units.
More About Robert W. Bly
Robert W. Bly (Dumont, NJ) is a professional writer and self-made millionaire. He is the author of seventy books, including several popular volumes on writing. McGraw-Hill calls him "America's top copywriter," and he is the recipient of the American Artists & Writers Institute's 2007 Copywriter of the Year award. He has lectured on writing, publishing, and marketing to numerous groups, including American Writers & Artists, Inc.; National Speakers Association; and American Society of Journalists and Authors. He is a former adjunct professor of communications at New York University.
Robert W. Bly currently resides in Dumont, in the state of New Jersey.
Reviews - What do customers think about Webster's New World Letter Writing Handbook?
Webster's New World Letter Writing Handbook Feb 25, 2006
This is an excellent book to have on hand if you are a frequent letter writer. I've learned valuable information just by skimming through the book. I recommend this book to anyone looking for information on how to correctly write a letter.
Great Aid for Those Who Hate to Write Letters Jan 30, 2004
Bob Bly is well known in freelancing and copywriting circles, but his abilities probably aren't as well known outside those arenas. This book might just make him known to the average person or at least to the average business person (who in my experince usually hates having to write letters).
Bly offers tips on writing letters of all types and includes some 300 samples of business and personal correspondence easily used and adapted by the individual to suit their own purposes. The book is particularly helpful for business people who may be trying to close a sale, answer a complaint, offer a product or service, or offer thanks.
Bly covers the nuts-and-bolts of letter writing as well as persuasive writing techniques. The book is filled with proven styles for attention-grabbing introductions, persuasive arguments, memorable phrases, and strong closings. It covers a wide gamut of types of letters, ranging from job hunting, sales, and fundraising to responding to criticism, expressing sympathy, and declining an offer.
If you hate having to write letters, whether for personal or business purposes, this book needs to be sitting on your shelf.