Knowing how to write clear prose will help both the student and the adult who wants to try his hand to perform at a higher level. Its been proven time and time again. One of the advantages of The Art Writing presented here is its brevity of presentation. The author knows how to say an awful lot with a few words. Its a skill that most writers of instruction simply do not have. Despite the concise nature of the book, it covers all the relevant topics for anyone who wants to sharpen his facility and confidence with the written word. Some of the more general topics include: the diversity of sentence structure, lots of tips on the possessives, the slashes, and the italics. Diction, the colloquial, and language in general are emphasized. The language of art is given special treatment, along with plot, drama, idiom, and metaphor. The mainstream novel is given special treatment, along with the 12 literary movements of the 20th century. And last but not least some keyboard tips for the novice.