A Writers Compendium

A collection of quotes by writers on the process of writing, on journalism, on censorship, poetry, writer's block, and on other writers and critics.

Author: Peter Bollen

Publisher:

ISBN: 1882190785

Category: Reference

Page: 168

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A collection of quotes by writers on the process of writing, on journalism, on censorship, poetry, writer's block, and on other writers and critics.

Advice to Writers

Here are literary lions on everything from the passive voice to promotion and publicity: James Baldwin on the practiced illusion of effortless prose, Isaac Asimov on the despotic tendencies of editors, John Cheever on the perils of drink, ...

Author: Jon Winokur

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307554154

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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In Advice to Writers, Jon Winokur, author of the bestselling The Portable Curmudgeon, gathers the counsel of more than four hundred celebrated authors in a treasury on the world of writing. Here are literary lions on everything from the passive voice to promotion and publicity: James Baldwin on the practiced illusion of effortless prose, Isaac Asimov on the despotic tendencies of editors, John Cheever on the perils of drink, Ivan Turgenev on matrimony and the Muse. Here, too, are the secrets behind the sleight-of-hand practiced by artists from Aristotle to Rita Mae Brown. Sagacious, inspiring, and entertaining, Advice to Writers is an essential volume for the writer in every reader. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Writer s Chapbook

In 1989, George Plimpton compiled a survey of writers on writing¿anecdotes, aphorisms, and excerpts culled from the Writers at Work interviews.

Author: Nicole Rudick

Publisher:

ISBN: 0692087044

Category:

Page: 400

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In 1989, George Plimpton compiled a survey of writers on writing¿anecdotes, aphorisms, and excerpts culled from the Writers at Work interviews. Our new, updated edition brings together almost four hundred writers, editors, and translators from issue no. 1 to issue no. 224 to provide a rare glimpse of what being a writer is really like. Divided into four parts¿¿The Writer: A Profile,¿ ¿Technical Matters,¿ ¿Different Forms,¿ and ¿The Writer¿s Life¿¿the book dilates on subjects such as first efforts, work habits, plot, writer¿s block, prizes, and politics.

Gabay s Copywriters Compendium

Do you want to drive your copywriting ambitions further? Whether you're a marketing student or work in advertising, public relations, journalism, design or business generally, this book will help you.

Author: J. Jonathan Gabay

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780750664028

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 701

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Marketers, creative writers, and individuals for whom copywriting forms part of their job are often required to produce innovative and engaging copy in a short space of time. Creativity is not always to hand, and therefore on some occasions additional help is required to find the right phrase, description or slogan. Gabay's Copywriting Compendium contains a wealth of inspiring tips, ideas and descriptions to aid the writing process, such as advice on spelling and grammar, examples of rhyming words, suggested euphemisms, and odd facts. The compendium goes on to provide a "Top 25 Rules" section for a number of key topics, such as how to brainstorm, how to write innovative copy, and how to think creatively. The text has been carefully designed to ensure the material can be accessed quickly and easily, and the easy to read layout will assist copywriters in finding appropriate help at any particular moment. * All the creative writing answers you need at your finger-tips! * Ideal for every business wishing to write clear, convincing and powerful copy. * Endorsed and featured by leading influential marketing organisations, trade bodies and brand leaders around the world.

A compendium of American literature chronologically arranged with biographical sketches of the authors

On the plan of the authors "Compendium of English literature", and "English
literature of the 19th Century Charles Dexter Cleveland. Polyanthus . " It was
suspended in 1807 , and resumed in 1812 , and continued till 1817 . In January ,
1809 ...

Author: Charles Dexter Cleveland

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z225928602

Category: American literature

Page: 740

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The Illustrated Compendium of Essential Modern Slang

the. Author. Tyler Vendetti is a writer and media guru whose work focuses on pop
culture, humor, and the trials and tribulations of twentysomething-hood. Author of
and The Illustrated Compendium of Weirdly Specific Words and The Illustrated ...

Author: Tyler Vendetti

Publisher: Whalen Book Works

ISBN: 9781951511029

Category: Humor

Page: 224

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The Illustrated Compendium of Essential Modern Slang is an illustrated dictionary of the zaniest jargon, including everything from ankle-biter to zazzy! Complete with definitions, roots, and absurd usage quotes, these 300+ words are sure to make you go, “What does that mean?” What do your grandmother, your math teacher, your soccer coach, and your booger of a brother all have in common? They all have used slang at some point in their lives! Whether they were getting “jiggy” with it in the ’90s or raving about the “cat’s pajamas” in the ’ 20s, everyone has experienced the joy that comes with these coded exchanges. In this illustrated volume, we’ll take a walk down memory lane, exploring the best, worst, and most lit terms that have ever graced the pages of the English dictionary. Need an example? We’ve got plenty—300+ to be exact!—including: Canary (noun): a female singer, the likes of which you might find “chirping” along at the front of the jazzy musical group that your mom hired for your bat mitzvah. Greaser (noun): a tough guy who is as slick as the hair products that he soaks his fro’ in. Tubular (adjective): breathtaking, like the wave the dad who said it is probably cruising on. Bounce (verb): to leave quickly and suddenly before anyone can hear you use the word bounce. Tea (noun): The hot goss that your friend’s been holding onto, like a literal cup of burning tea she’s waiting to toss in your face when the time is right. The Illustrated Compendium of Essential Modern Slang is jam-packed with “dope” slang words, their origin stories, hilarious usage quotes, and a pronunciation guide so you can properly enunciate that funny word that no one understands. From millennial jargon to Gen Z lingo, this comprehensive collection of modern slang is sure to make you go cray (in a good way).

The Illustrated Compendium of Ugly English Words

The opportunity to write The Illustrated Compendium of Ugly English Words
literally fell from the internet void into my lap. ... Born and raised in a small
Massachusetts town that you've probably never heard of, Tyler Vendetti is a writer
, reader, ...

Author: Tyler Vendetti

Publisher: Whalen Book Works

ISBN: 9781732512634

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Behold the 300 Ugliest Words in the English Language! J. R. R. Tolkien once said that cellar door is the most beautiful phrase in the English language; since then it has received quite a bit of attention from poets and linguists. But what of the ugly words? This delightfully humorous volume celebrates the words that make people gag and cover their ears. Too long have these atrocious utterances gone unrecognized, nay, shunned from society. No longer! The Illustrated Compendium of Ugly English Words pays homage to the 300 worst words in existence, such as: Amazeballs (noun): The public’s opinion on this word can be perfectly encapsulated by a recent Slate article titled “Who coined amazeballs and why do they hate humanity?” Chunky (adjective): Chunky (meaning “lumpy”) is a word so vile, it can make even the most pleasant image sound disgusting. Let’s try. Chunky flower. Chunky chocolate milk. Chunky Jonathan Van Ness. See? Moist (adjective): Slightly or moderately wet; damp; the linguistic equivalent of stepping in a lukewarm puddle in socks and feeling the water ooze between your toes with every step thereafter. Rural (adjective): Meaning “of the countryside,” rural’s definition is not actually gross. Its foulness stems more from its pronunciation, which forces the speaker to make a noise akin to the grunt of a zombie. Worm (noun): Any type of burrowing, elongated invertebrate with a soft, limbless body. (Is that a description of a real creature or a monster from a nightmare video game? Hard to say.) What makes these words ugly? It’s the nature of the word’s meaning, the pre-existing association the reader has with the word, or the sound and look of the word—or all three! The Illustrated Compendium of Ugly English Words catalogues the ugliness from A to Z, along with each word’s pronunciation guide, definition, and origin, plus quotes demonstrating usage. Illustrations on nearly every page of this hardcover make it both a hilarious reference book and the ideal gift for anyone who can’t stand the sound of words like acrid, panties, gubernatorial, ointment, and squirt. More than anything, though, this compendium can be used as a reminder that, despite all of our differences, deep down we all share the same hopes, the same dreams, and the same primal hatred for the terms that make us go, “Ugh, why would you even say that?!” Proceed at your own risk!

The Sea Officer s Manual Being a Compendium of the Duties of a Commander First Second Third and Fourth Officer Officer of the Watch and Midshipman in the Mercantile Navy

BY JOHN RUSKIN , M.A. , Author of “ Modern Painters , " “ Stones of Venice , ” “
Seven Lamps of Architecture , ” & c . Crown 8vo . With Illustrations drawn by the
Author . Price 78. 6d . cloth . II . NOTES ON THE PRINCIPAL PICTURES AT THE
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Author: A. PARISH (of the East India Merchant Service.)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0021805747

Category:

Page:

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The Exile and Return of Writers from East Central Europe

Interpretations of select writers are complemented by studies of the main exile journals, publishers, and associations. Special attention is devoted to the problems of "homecoming."

Author: John Neubauer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110217735

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 626

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This is the first comparative study of literature written by writers who fled from East-Central Europe during the twentieth century. It includes not only interpretations of individual lives and literary works, but also studies of the most important literary journals, publishers, radio programs, and other aspects of exile literary cultures. The theoretical part of introduction distinguishes between exiles, émigrés, and expatriates, while the historical part surveys the pre-twentieth-century exile traditions and provides an overview of the exilic events between 1919 and 1995; one section is devoted to exile cultures in Paris, London, and New York, as well as in Moscow, Madrid, Toronto, Buenos Aires and other cities. The studies focus on the factional divisions within each national exile culture and on the relationship between the various exiled national cultures among each other. They also investigate the relation of each exile national culture to the culture of its host country. Individual essays are devoted to Witold Gombrowicz, Paul Goma, Milan Kundera, Monica Lovincescu, Miloš Crnjanski, Herta Müller, and to the "internal exile" of Imre Kertész. Special attention is devoted to the new forms of exile that emerged during the ex-Yugoslav wars, and to the problems of "homecoming" of exiled texts and writers

The Ad writer s Compendium

AD - WRITER'S COMPENDIUM OVER NINETEEN HUNDRED GENERAL AND
SPECIAL AD . HEADINGS FOR DRY GOODS , CARPETS , FURNITURE ,
CLOTHING , MILLINERY , GROCERIES , SHOES , JEWELRY , CHINA . A
LARGE ...

Author: Charles A. Stump

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89098551567

Category: Advertising

Page: 396

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A Compendium of English Literature

Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John Mandeville to William Cowper ;
Consisting of Biographical Sketches of the Authors, Choice Selections from Their
Works, with Notes, Explanatory and Illustrative, and Directing to the Best Editions
and to ...

Author: Charles Dexter Cleveland

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HW2383

Category: English literature

Page: 776

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Gaskell s Compendium of Forms

The would be - 1 , Definition ; 2 , Origin ; 3 , History ; 4 , Discov author's style
should possess the following certain properties ... What we conceive clearly
facility in the lower departments of writing enable the stu and feel strongly , we
naturally ...

Author: George Arthur Gaskell

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89072269681

Category: Bookkeeping

Page: 934

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Gaskell s Compendium of Forms Educational Social Legal and Commercial Embracing a Complete Self teaching Course in Penmanship and Bookkeeping and Aid to English Composition

The would be — 1 , Definition ; 2 , Origin ; 3 , History ; 4 , Discov author's style
should possess the following certain properties ... What we conceive clearly
facility in the lower departments of writing enable the stu and feel strongly , we
naturally ...

Author: George A. Gaskell

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112057270552

Category: Bookkeeping

Page: 645

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A Compendium of English Literature chronologically arranged from Sir John Mandeville to William Cowper Stereotype edition

His translations , it is true , are spirited , and convey all , and frequently more than
the writer's meaning ; but then , he has taken improper liberties with his author ,
and fills the mind of the reader with emotions of a different character than would ...

Author: Charles Dexter CLEVELAND

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0019335412

Category:

Page: 776

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The Compendium of Tachygraphy Or Lindsley s Phonetic Shorthand

Compositors can learn to read it in a few weeks , with as much certainty as long -
hand writing . The Common Style is also adapted to taking notes of lectures and
discourses ; and , although not so brief as the Reporting Styles , yet I am fully ...

Author: David Philip Lindsley

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044080273741

Category: Shorthand

Page: 38

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The Etymological Compendium

He trusts , however , he shall not be charged with either ; yet he must confess , ( if
he may be allowed to apply to the writers of prefaces a trite , though classical ,
simile ) , that while endeavonring to steer clear of the whirlpool of Charybdis ...

Author: William Pulleyn

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B180090

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 443

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