Writing to Win

The Legal Writer

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Author: Steven D. Stark

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0307888746

Category: Law

Page: 320

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From a master teacher, a results-oriented approach to powerful legal writing that communicates, that persuades--and that wins. Of all the professions, the law has the most deserved reputation for opaque, jargon-clogged writing. Legal education, which focuses on judicial opinions, not instruments of persuasion, is partly to blame. Yet forceful writing is one of the most potent weapons of legal advocacy. In Writing to Win, Steve Stark, a former teacher of writing at Harvard Law, who has taught thousands of aspiring and practicing lawyers, has written the only book on the market that applies the universal principles of vigorous prose to the job of making a case--and winning it. Writing to Win focuses on the writing of lawyers, not judges, and includes dozens of examples of effective (and ineffective) real-life writing--as well as models drawn from advertising, journalism, and fiction. It deals with the problems lawyers face in writing, from organization to strengthening and editing prose; teaches ways of improving arguments; addresses litigation and technical writing in all its forms; and covers the writing attorneys must perform in their practice, from memos and letters to briefs and contracts. Each chapter opens with a succinct set of rules for easy reference. No other legal writing book on the market is as practical, as focused on results, as well written as Writing to Win. From the Trade Paperback edition.

IT Project Proposals

Writing to Win

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Author: Paul Coombs

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139445122

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

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Whether responding to tender from a potential client or pitching a new IT project to the Board, a well-written proposal can be the difference between success and failure. IT Project Proposals: Writing to Win can help you to create high quality, persuasive proposals that will stand out from the crowd. The author explains how to determine the reader's basis of decision and the writer's unique selling points. It discusses the structuring of documents, the secrets behind persuasive writing, and the basic grammar and punctuation rules that will prevent writers from destroying a good argument through bad presentation. Case studies and numerous examples show how the techniques described can be used in real-life situations. The book also introduces an automated questionnaire allowing any IT proposal to be reviewed and rated. Written for IT managers, consultants and anyone else producing internal or commercial proposals promoting software products or services.

Law School Exams

Preparing and Writing to Win

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Author: Charles R. Calleros

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454834277

Category: Law

Page: 160

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Recognizing that law students operate under severe time constraints, Professor Calleros employs a reassuring, accessible style that makes points quickly and clearly. Starting with creative examples and illustrations from familiar, nonlegal contexts, the author introduces students to new concepts by analogy and then advances to more complex legal examples. Exercises and practice exams, with a focus on essay questions and model answers, help students identify their strengths and weaknesses, plan strategies, and organize their efforts. Law School Exams: Preparing and Writing to Win offers techniques for maximizing scores on several types of essay questions, as well as on multiple-choice and other questions. Exam anxiety is tackled by a helpful, positive perspective: the right amount of stress can serve as a motivator. Students get help in reducing anxiety to a productive level by learning how to place exams into proper perspective. Stress-management techniques are introduced, including, stretching, meditation, and listening to motivational music. The Second Edition introduces new sample flow charts into the presentation, and additional examples, questions, and sample answers appear throughout the text. Hallmark features of Law School Exams: Preparing and Writing to Win: --accessible, reassuring style o points are clear and concise for students under severe time constraints --creative examples and illustrations from familiar, nonlegal contexts o introduces students to new concepts by analogy o then advances to more complex legal examples --exercises and practice exams organize student's effort o identify strengths and weaknesses o focus on essay questions and model answers o help plan strategies --addresses techniques for maximizing scores o several types of essay questions o multiple-choice and other objective questions --tackles exam anxiety o helps students understand that a small degree of anxiety can motivate o shows how to reduce anxiety to a productive level --place exams into proper perspective --prepare thoroughly --adopt stress-management techniques: stretching, meditation, motivational music

Persuasive Business Proposals

Writing to Win More Customers, Clients, and Contracts

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Author: Tom Sant

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814417868

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Writing a winning proposal has always been an important part of sales. In recent years it has become vital. But many companies are still cranking out confusing, unpersuasive proposals and RFPs-few of which result in new clients or contracts. Now everyone can dramatically boost their success rate with the third edition of Persuasive Business Proposals. This classic guide explains how to craft compelling messages and powerful proposals that attract prospects' attention and speak to their needs. The new edition includes more valuable information than ever before, including: * Essential questions for qualifying opportunities * Ways to "power up" cover letters and executive summaries * Advice for overcoming "value paranoia" * Guidelines for incorporating proof into a proposal * Tips for winning renewal contracts. Most people find proposal writing to be tedious and time-consuming-and their documents show it. With clear instructions as well as before-and-after samples, Persuasive Business Proposals takes readers step-by-step through a highly effective process for writing customized packages that capture new business.

Write to Win!

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Author: Shirley Kuiper,Gary F. Kohut

Publisher: South-Western Pub

ISBN: 9780324015058

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 413

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Every successful person must make decisions and communicate them to others. How those decisions are presented is often as important as what is being said. This authoritative book shows readers how to master the art of writing dynamic business reports, both simple and specialized. It provides in-depth insights about report characteristics, style and format, organization, primary and secondary resources, illustrations, and much more. In addition, there is an extensive list of selected World Wide Web business data resources.

Write Ways to WIN WRITING CONTESTS: How to Join the Winners' Circle for Prose and Poetry Awards, NEW EXPANDED EDITION

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Author: John Howard Reid

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557023254

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 139

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John Howard Reid (a well-known author with over 50 years experience in writing and publishing) is Chief Judge of three annual literary events: The Tom Howard Short Story, Essay and Prose Contest, the Tom Howard Poetry Contest, and the Margaret Reid Prize for Traditional Verse. These long-established, prestigious writing competitions each offer cash prizes totally $5,350. In "Write Ways to WIN WRITING CONTESTS", John Reid tells every aspiring author how to achieve success. To research this book, he entered no less than eighty writing contests himself. His entries won prizes, or were short-listed, at least 27 times. That's better than a one-in-three success rate. "I would easily have achieved a one-in-two success rate if I had only entered the RIGHT contests," Reid declares. "I entered some of them merely to prove my theories or simply to obtain Judges' Reports." In this book, John Howard Reid will tell YOU how to select the RIGHT contests for YOUR essays, short stories and poems.

Writing to Win Federal Grants

A Must-Have for Your Fundraising Toolbox

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Author: Cheryl L. Kester,Karen L. Cassidy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938077616

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

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"This step-by-step guide is useful to both the novice and the seasoned writer. It's helpful hints, checklists, and progressive descriptions bring clarity and logic to a process that challenges even the best professionals."--Cover page [4].

Proposal Writing to Win Federal Government and National Laboratory Contracts - Revised First Edition

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Author: Joseph Robert Jablonski

Publisher: Technical Management Consortium

ISBN: 9781878821126

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 279

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Jablonski introduces readers to a realistic, achievable process for writing winning, competitive proposals to secure contracts with any agency of the federal government and national laboratories.

How to Write Proposals and Grant Applications That Win

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Author: Natalie Canavor,Claire Meirowitz

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780130389916

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 10

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This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from The Truth About the New Rules of Business Writing (9780137153152) by Natalie Canavor and Claire Meirowitz. Available in print and digital formats. How to write successful proposals and grant applications. Two technology companies regularly apply for government defense contracts by responding to requests for proposals (RFPs). One reaps modest success. While the executives usually voice a “win some, lose some” attitude, they are always surprised when a bid fails because “our engineers are the best in the business.” The second lands a steady stream of contracts; some of which are a distinct reach. What’s the difference?

Empowering Students to Write and Re-write

Standards-Based Strategies for Middle and High School Teachers

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Author: Warren Combs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317924320

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Give your students the confidence to continuously improve their writing. In Empowering Students to Write and Re-write: Standards-Based Strategies for Middle and High School Teachers, author and educator Warren Combs provides teachers with detailed strategies and lesson plans, along with real student writing samples. Review true-to-life scripts for conversations between teachers and students, and use or create student-friendly response and final evaluation forms. Also, learn a simple system for setting student expectations to help them reach curriculum standards. Combs describes effective routines of formative self-assessment, and shows teachers how to form a professional learning team with their colleagues using the 6-session professional learning guide. Teachers will help their students: Self-assess their progress with accuracy Revise partial and whole drafts Kindle their innate writing abilities Cultivate a mindset for revision “This book is written in a teacher-friendly mannger and has practical strategies for the teaching of revision.” --Cindi Rigsbee NC Teacher of the Year

Right Before You Write

The Groundbreaking Planning Process Used to Win More Than $385 Million in Competitive Grant Awards

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Author: Jonathan O'Brien

Publisher: Sandy Point Ink LLC

ISBN: 9780981621609

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 315

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Author Jonathan O'Brien contends that the majority of grant proposals are lost before the actual writing begins. While most grant writing books launch right into the details of filling in the blanks, wording specific responses to specific questions, finding grant money and creating budgets, O'Brien first takes the reader through the process of "retooling your gray matter;" that is, reverse engineering the way one thinks about a grant proposal before the writing begins. What makes this book unique is how O'Brien mixes his 30+ years of creative experiences with his madcap teaching style to demonstrate how FUNdamental storytelling principles used by Hollywoods top screenwriters help better applicants' writing by bettering their thinkingand better their ability to win grants for worthy causes. Because of his innovative approach, one of O'Brien's educational program designs is permanently enshrined in the Smithsonian Institution.

Bestseller Metrics

How to Win the Novel Writing Game

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Author: Elaine Ash

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546524885

Category: Characters and characteristics in literature

Page: 206

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What one thing holds back most unpublished manuscripts? According to book doctor and fiction editor Elaine Ash, it's not a lack of sparkling characters or lustrous prose-it's structure! After working for decades to learn how bestselling scribes like J.K. Rowling, Gillian Flynn and Stephen King structure prize-winning novels, Elaine developed a groundbreaking system to teach it. Structure is what many aspiring authors need to know the most. You'll learn how great novels are structured through characters: The Hunger Games, The Big Sleep, The Lincoln Lawyer, and many more. New concepts such as character counting and character categorization are introduced, followed by structural elements that underlie virtually all popular entertainment. You'll learn the importance of mindset for fresh, inspired writing and techniques for seeing your work with new eyes. Test work sheets help evaluate any novel, including unpublished manuscripts needing just a little more polish to get picked up by an agent or publisher. Get started today. "It's 'Moneyball' for novelists." -Dan Kelly, editing client & 18-yr Warner Bros. veteran "This is one of the most enlightening books on writing I've read, and I've read a lot of them." -Rochelle Staab, President, Sisters in Crime Los Angeles; Murder in Mind mysteries "Bestseller Metrics codifies insights that I have been groping toward in the dark for years." -Albert Tucher, Principal Librarian, Newark Public Library Discover secrets of:Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding, The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler, Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn, The Color of Magic - Terry Pratchett, Interview with the Vampire - Anne Rice, A Game of Thrones - George R. R. Martin, Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling, A Confederacy of Dunces -John Kennedy Toole, The Shining - Stephen King, Lady Chatterley's Lover - D. H. Lawrence, The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins, The Devil Wears Prada - Lauren Weisberger, The Lincoln Lawyer -Michael Connelly, Monster Hunter International -Larry Correia, The Other Side of Midnight - Sydney Sheldon, Kill Shot - Vince Flynn

Writing a Business Plan

FT Essential Guide ePub eBook: How to win backing to start up or grow your business

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Author: Vaughan Evans

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273758497

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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Whether you seek financial backing or board consent, this book will give you the critical knowledge you need to get the go-ahead. Written by a seasoned practitioner with years of experience in both writing and evaluating business plans for funding, it will help you formulate a coherent, consistent and convincing business plan with your backer’s needs in mind. Follow its guidance and your plan will have every chance of winning the backing you need for your business to succeed. FT ESSENTIAL GUIDES: THE KNOW-HOW YOU NEED TO GET THE RESULTS YOU WANT

Full Contact Writing

How to Win with Fearless Communication in a Show No Mercy Workplace

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Author: Robert G. Gardner, Ph.d.

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781503217676

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 126

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Finally—a book that COMPELS you to write better on the job! "...I don't know why he hasn't gotten back to me...I guess my request landed in a black hole somewhere...I sent her two follow-up emails...No response...Oh well, what did I expect? I'm not a writer." Words like these—words of frustration, confusion, and defeat—snake their way through the world of work every day. They come from professionals up and down the corporate chain, from line level staff to CEOs. They're the words of people who struggle to write in a way that connects with busy, demanding readers—most of whom will never offer a second chance at a strong first impression. Fact: Things aren't getting any easier out there. In today's 24/7 business world, there are too many ways your writing can fail. Failure translates to time wasted, dollars lost, and opportunities missed. But there's hope. Because we're all operating under the same conditions, with the same relentless challenges, it's now a level playing field! With the right tools, and a little coaching, you CAN connect and win at this writing game!That's where this book comes in. FULL CONTACT WRITING is a quick-hit guide for professionals at all levels of the organization who want easy, cut-to-the-chase writing strategies that WORK. It's a tight, valuable collection of simple, but powerful lessons learned and techniques applied. Want to be more respected—more influential? Be a better writer. FULL CONTACT WRITING gives you the core road map to a greater awareness of your true writing potential. The can't-miss wisdom in these pages comes to you from a top-notch business writer who's logged countless BIG WINS in the workplace by practicing what he preaches. Today's take-no-prisoners business world calls for a more assertive, confident writing style. This book will help get your writing BACK IN BUSINESS—and keep it there. If you do any writing at work, you need FULL CONTACT WRITING!

How to Write Bids that Win Business

A guide to improving your bidding success rate and winning more tenders

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Author: Martyn Curley,David Molian,Stephen Oldbury

Publisher: Harriman House Limited

ISBN: 0857196545

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 212

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How To Write Bids That Win Business brings together over 30 years of know-how in creating and crafting successful bids for tendered contracts. This book is an invaluable guide for bid managers and bid writing teams. It shows you how to: - create a bid writing strategy that plays to your organisation's strengths - increase your success rate by focusing on bids you are more likely to win - avoid at the outset bidding for contracts you don't want to win - embed robust bid writing management systems that deliver results time after time - ensure you follow the three golden rules for bid writing success Based on extensive research, How To Write Bids That Win Business explains what bid evaluators are really looking for, by deconstructing the questions asked and explaining how to answer them to achieve top scores. Parts I to III guide you through the complete bid creation process, providing the tips, techniques and tactics for maximising your effectiveness at the shortlister interview. In Part IV the book examines the forces shaping the future of bid writing, and outlines the three key factors for success in the years to come. Co-authors Martyn Curley and Stephen Oldbury, co-founders of Bidwriting.com, have advised many UK business-to-business organisations across 35 commercial sectors. David Molian was for many years Director of Cranfield School of Management’s renowned Business Growth Programme and has consulted for numerous companies on developing their brands and growing their businesses. He is a Criticaleye Thought Leader and remains a visiting Fellow at Cranfield. If you are looking to take your organisation’s bidding performance to the next level, improving profitability and morale throughout the business, How To Write Bids That Win Business is the book you need.

Make A REAL LIVING as a Freelance Writer

How To Win Top Writing Assignments

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Author: Jenna Glatzer

Publisher: Nomad Press

ISBN: 1936313138

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Step-by-step instructions on how writers can earn top dollar writing for magazines are provided in this book. Secrets are revealed about what the high-paying magazines really want, how to build relationships with editors, how to ascertain which sections of a magazine are open to freelancers, what kinds of stories are in demand, what to do if a deadbeat publisher doesn’t pay up, how to market reprints, and how to become an expert in one’s chosen writing field. Basic terms like query, clips, and source sheet are defined for beginning writers, and tips on everything from coming up with an idea to pitching a syndicated column are also included. Writers learn about the little-known sources top freelancers use to find new stories and experts. In addition, they learn how to get their first paying assignments even if they have no prior clips, how to negotiate for better pay, how to find high-paying magazines that aren’t swamped with queries, and how to worm their way into editors’ inboxes even if their e-mail addresses aren’t publicized.

Heads You Win

An Easy Guide to Better Headline and Caption Writing

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Author: Paul LaRocque

Publisher: Marion Street Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9780972993708

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 96

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A step-by-step guide to writing better headlines and captions.

How to Win at Grant Writing

The Candid Advice from an Expert on How to Really Win Grants

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Author: Pat Laino Edd MS Cas

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781478788263

Category: Proposal writing for grants

Page: 93

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"Dr. Pat has garnered an estimated $50 million dollars in grant funds. She is also a grant reviewer for the state and federal government and makes recommendations for grand awards. This workbook reveals: 44 steps to winning grants ; conmversations with grant makers ; personal conversations with grant reviewers."--Back cover.

The FT Essential Guide to Writing a Business Plan

How to win backing to start up or grow your business

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Author: Vaughan Evans

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1292085169

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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In one engaging, outcome-oriented book, The FT Essential Guide to Writing a Business Plan gives you: The essential knowledge you need to write a winning business plan – quickly and without fuss Guidance on how to focus throughout on the plan’s purpose – to win backing Samples of what a good plan looks like, so you can benchmark your own as you write it Checklists, tips, examples and milestones to ensure you’re on target Prompts to reflect on, evaluate and learn from your experience With advice that’s instantly applicable, whether your business is a start-up or a more established company looking to grow, this is the one guide you need to create a credible and persuasive plan.