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Definition of the noun writing style

What does writing style mean as a name of something?

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  1. a style of expressing yourself in writing
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonyms of writing style: genre / literary genre
    • more generic terms: expressive style / style = a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period
    • more specific words:
      • drama = the literary genre of works intended for the theater
      • prose = ordinary writing as distinguished from verse
      • form = an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse
      • poetry / poesy / verse = literature in metrical form

Explanation

Writing style refers to the manner in which an author chooses to write to his or her audience. A style reveals both the writer's personality and voice, but it also shows how he or she perceives the audience. The choice of a conceptual writing style molds the overall character of the work. This occurs through changes in syntactical structure, parsing prose, adding diction, and organizing figures of thought into usable frameworks.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Writing style

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Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (2001)

by Bryan A. Garner

Jargonmongering LaTINISMS LEGaLESE LEGaLISMS aND LaWYERISMS LEGaL WRITING STYLE A. General Legal Writing B. Brief-Writing C.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Public Relations (2013)

by Robert L. Heath

As with a news release, journalistic writing style should be followed, although headings are often used. A third possibility is a combination of the two styles: a heading, followed by a brief explanatory paragraph, followed by bullet points.

Google previewMental Health and Mental Disorders: An Encyclopedia of Conditions, Treatments, and Well-Being [3 volumes] (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Conditions, Treatments, and Well-Being by Len Sperry

The Publication Manual covers topics such as grammar, writing style, spelling, ...

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I write lustily and humorously. It isn't calculated; it's the way I think. I've invented a writing style that expresses who I am. (Erica Jong)
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