Write On! : As an experienced newspaper reporter, freelance writer, and columnist, Martin Gurdon knows first-hand the obstacles to writing clearly - and how to overcome them. In this crisply written guide, Gurdon helps aspiring writers get past their fears and put their ideas on the page in a way that's accurate, informative, and entertaining. He takes them through the fundamentals, including grammar, punctuation, and self-editing, and devotes complete chapters to avoiding cliché, cutting clutter, and producing clean and powerful prose. Gurdon also describes how to tackle both basic journalism and sophisticated feature writing, and provides a useful guide to navigating the freelance journalism market, including tips on how to pitch and sell story ideas. This comprehensive account provides all tools and techniques a writer needs to succeed.