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Best I've read on writing so far...
on 2 February 2014
This book, is a must have resource not just for business writing, but for writing in general.
It's completely turned the quality of my writing around. I doubt I'll win a Pulitzer anytime soon. But, taking on board some of the lessons in the book, has really helped me put my thoughts on to paper (and the screen), much more easily and clearly.
Part of my job is to write to people on pretty much a daily basis. I write them things like proposals, reports, emails, letters, etc. It's usually to ask them to do something, or, change their minds about something. Because I'm dealing with subject matters so dull and boring to start with, I'm probably the last person they'd like to read something from.
I'm now able to put interesting and creative spins on the generally boring things I write. What's more, I've had better results and responses from people I write stuff to so far (though, I don't think they'll be jumping out their seats, and punching the air in excitement when they get an email from me, just yet). This definitely has something to do with the type of writing style and tone that the book supports throughout.
Neil takes an approachable and easily digestible style in giving you the information from his book - staying true to the stuff he bangs on about. It's easy to pick up and read, and has stuff that you can take and put into practice right away.
I can't recommend this highly enough.
P.S. One bad thing about this book, is that it left me with this typically clichéd 'I wish I found this sooner' feeling.