Book Review: Write Tight

Write Tight

Author: William Brohaugh

Publisher: Sourcebooks


Write Tight Back Cover:

Unlock the Power of the Most Important Writing Skill!

What is the most effective way to take your writing from good to great? Say exactly what you want to say with precision and power. It sounds simple, but every writer struggles with this essential skill. Now, the tools you need to write concise, powerful prose are at your fingertips.

Write Tight is an utterly readable guide that tackles these issues head-on, with incredible tips and techniques to help you master your prose. William Brohaugh, former editor of Writer’s Digest, goes beyond the discussion on redundancy and overwriting to take on evasiveness, affectation, roundabout writing, tangents and “invisible” words.

You’ll discover:

  • How to overcome the four levels of wordiness
  • Identifying 16 types of flabby writing
  • Exercises that help you avoid wordiness
  • Using sidebars and checklists to streamline
  • Tests that show how concise your prose is–and how to make it better!

Precise writing is powerful writing. Write Tight will give you the advantages you need to take your writing to the next level.


Book Review: Write Tight

Write Tight is perhaps one of the best writing books I’ve read to date. From the first chapter to the last, it is offers practical tips that you can apply immediately. While I have a lot of growing to do in this area, I’m thankful that my writing has already shown improvements.

Write Tight emphasizes how critical it is to make each word count. Today, people are busier than ever and more people are bidding for our reader’s time. If we write words that waste their time, it shows we have little respect for them and they simply will not take the time to read what we write. So, it’s critical we learn the proper writing techniques to make each word count.

I’d recommend Write Tight for all new writer’s and any writer that would like to write with greater concision and impact.

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Thanks for taking the time to read this review and God bless!



“…concise writing helps readers fit our words into their schedules and shows respect for the readers and their precious time. But more important, tight writing makes its point- and in its concision and swiftness delivers information and impact. It is the difference between hitting with a pillow and hitting with a baseball bat.”

-William Brohaugh, Write Tight


Write Tight

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