Writing to Persuade: How to Bring People Over to Your Side

Trish Hall (Author)
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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.

Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
June 02, 2020
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.6 X 8.1 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781631497872

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About the Author

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.