The elements of writing

Tynan, Liz (2011) The elements of writing. In: Bainbridge, Jason, Goc, Nicola, and Tynan, Liz, (eds.) Media and Journalism: new approaches to theory and practice. Oxford University Press, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 59-71.

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All aspiring writers should understand the foundations of our language, whether you plan to be a journalist, scriptwriter, public relations practitioner or a producer. As your career progresses you may well subvert everything you learn here, but only people who understand the rules can break them and not compromise their ability to convey meaning. The theme throughout this chapter is the need to analyse and hone your own writing, both to make it grammatically correct and to conform to professional style and convention. This chapter should be read in conjunction with Chapter 14. English grammar is a very large subject, and it is not all covered here. This chapter is intended to provide an overview of the subject, with special reference to what professional writers of all kinds will find helpful to know.

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