Be a Better Writer

A comprehensive guide to writing covers style and voice, topics, organizing thoughts, finding a voice, choosing vocabulary, and punctuation, offering examples, suggestions, and activities for practice.

Author: Steve Peha

Publisher: Leverage Factory

ISBN: 9780977300013

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 270

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A comprehensive guide to writing covers style and voice, topics, organizing thoughts, finding a voice, choosing vocabulary, and punctuation, offering examples, suggestions, and activities for practice.

How to Be a Better Writer

Provides instruction on the practical parts of writing, including how to make an outline, how to write a solid paragraph, and how to finish up with a strong conclusion.

Author: Elizabeth A. Ryan

Publisher: Troll Communications Llc

ISBN: 0816724628

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Provides instruction on the practical parts of writing, including how to make an outline, how to write a solid paragraph, and how to finish up with a strong conclusion.

Keys to Becoming a Better Writer

Here is a detailed list of what you'll find in the book: Chapter 1 - Inspiration and Productivity: how to make the most of your inspiration and get ready to become a professional writer.

Author: Iria Lopez Teijeiro

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1502384469

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 194

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Do you dream of becoming a professional writer? Want to increase your writing productivity? Want to discover how to organize your writing, how to write better dialogue or how to create realistic characters? Want to learn how to write short films? Want to know what to do with your manuscript once you have finished writing? On the occasion of the third anniversary of Literautas' blog, we have revised our best posts to compile them into a book where we give you the keys to motivate yourself during your writing sessions. Here is a detailed list of what you'll find in it: Chapter 1 - Inspiration and Productivity: Find out how to make the most of your inspiration and get ready to become a professional writer. Chapter 2 - Writing Skills: Discover the keys to improving your writing, explained step by step. Chapter 3 - Narrator and Point of View: Learn about the different types of narrators to find out which is most appropriate to tell your story. Chapter 4 - How to Write Dialogue: Make the most of dialogue to add life to your story. Chapter 5 - Creating Characters: From the characters' name to their dramatic arc. Learn how to create deep and realistic characters. Chapter 6 - How to Write the Script for a Short Film: Discover how to create the script for a short film, from the initial idea to the writing of the literary script. In short, 'Keys to Becoming a Better Writer' is an exhaustive writing book that will hopefully help you further improve your writing in an easy and funny way.

Be a Better Writer

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ISBN: UOM:39015062434900

Category: Business writing

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The Reader s Brain

Drawing upon cutting-edge neuroscience research, this unique writing guide provides easy-to-follow principles for writing effectively and efficiently.

Author: Yellowlees Douglas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107100398

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

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Drawing upon cutting-edge neuroscience research, this unique writing guide provides easy-to-follow principles for writing effectively and efficiently.

The Creative Writer s Toolbelt

Here’s what readers have said about the book: - "A unique and comprehensive handbook... it lays the foundations and then helps you build." - "A refreshing change to many writing books.

Author: Andrew J Chamberlain

Publisher: Storycraft Press

ISBN: 9781838448004

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The Creative Writer's Toobelt gives you all the tools you need to be a better writer and produce great work. The Creative Writer’s Toolbelt Handbook draws on the very best of the podcast to give you practical, accessible advice for all of the dimensions of the craft, backed up with examples from classic and contemporary literature, and leavened with advice from dozens of professional writers, artists, editors and agents. With sections covering: story structure and plot, character development, setting, worldbuilding, punctuation, grammar, theme, tone, voice, genre, and much much more. Here’s what readers have said about the book: - "A unique and comprehensive handbook... it lays the foundations and then helps you build." - "A refreshing change to many writing books." - "I've found so few advice givers as competent and informative as Andrew Chamberlain" Each chapter covers an aspect of the craft, giving you insights that you can apply immediately to your own writing, and providing you with the confidence to go on to explore and develop your skills. Aspects of the craft covered include: Chapter 1: Creating a Story Learn the classic shape of stories and understand why throughout history, one particular approach to story construction has been so successful. Chapter 2: Characters and characterisation Explore the two primary aspects of characterisation: character essence and goal motivation and passion. Learn why getting these aspects right is most of the hard work of character development. Chapter 3: Setting, world-building, and research Understand the two critical requirements of a setting - that it be credible and immersive. Grounded with examples, we also look at the best way to gather and apply research, with expert insights into the process, and guidance on the important issue of understanding and writing characters who do not reflect our own heritage. Chapter 4: Tools of the trade Understand how to use the most important tools of the craft; from 'showing not telling' to point of view and foreshadowing to exploiting the power of sensory description. Chapter 5: The building blocks of writing Explore the techniques for harnessing the power of punctuation and structure, understand the power of verbs in driving the pace of a sentence. Chapter 6: The sound of your writing Unlock the secrets of tone, style, and voice, and wield the sharpest tools available to you: clarity, brevity, and precision. Chapter 7: Story identity - Genre and theme Explore the strategies for harnessing genre and trope to reassure and absorb the reader. See how symbol, dilemma, and innovation interweave with theme and moral, and how to apply these aspects to enrich and enhance our work. Chapter 8: The Writer's Life Living well is a step towards writing well. From physical health to mental and emotional wellbeing, the handbook offers suggestions for the writer's life. This chapter also explores the author experience with publishers and some thoughts on how to effectively market both ourselves as writers and our work.

Better Writing Right Now

Helps develop writing skills for effective written communication in any situation.

Author: Francine Galko

Publisher: Learning Express Llc

ISBN: 1576854027

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 229

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Helps develop writing skills for effective written communication in any situation. Offers a step-by-step approach to the writing process, explaining how to focus writing and engage the intended reader. Discusses how brainstorm a topic, organize ideas and outlines, write a first draft and do revisions. Also deals with overcoming writer's block, essay exams and research papers.

With Pen in Hand

"Becoming a Better Writer deals with the intricacies of grammar, broken down into twenty short, easy lessons. The book covers only those principles and rules one needs to know to become a better writer"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Claude Crum

Publisher: Parkway Pub

ISBN: 1933251328

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 142

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"Becoming a Better Writer deals with the intricacies of grammar, broken down into twenty short, easy lessons. The book covers only those principles and rules one needs to know to become a better writer"--Provided by publisher.

Grammar Girl s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

Terrified of using "who" when a "whom" is called for? Do you avoid the words "affect" and "effect" altogether? Grammar Girl is here to help! Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a.

Author: Mignon Fogarty

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1429977493

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Online sensation Grammar Girl makes grammar fun and easy in this New York Times bestseller Are you stumped by split infinitives? Terrified of using "who" when a "whom" is called for? Do you avoid the words "affect" and "effect" altogether? Grammar Girl is here to help! Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, is determined to wipe out bad grammar—but she's also determined to make the process as painless as possible. A couple of years ago, she created a weekly podcast to tackle some of the most common mistakes people make while communicating. The podcasts have now been downloaded more than twenty million times, and Mignon has dispensed grammar tips on Oprah and appeared on the pages of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Written with the wit, warmth, and accessibility that the podcasts are known for, Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing covers the grammar rules and word-choice guidelines that can confound even the best writers. From "between vs. among" and "although vs. while" to comma splices and misplaced modifiers, Mignon offers memory tricks and clear explanations that will help readers recall and apply those troublesome grammar rules. Chock-full of tips on style, business writing, and effective e-mailing, Grammar Girl's print debut deserves a spot on every communicator's desk.

Become a Better Writer in One Day

To write this book, I had to draw upon 14 years of experience working in an institution of higher learning and six years employed as an instructor in the adult education field.

Author: Howard Dunkley

Publisher:

ISBN: 0999302213

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To write this book, I had to draw upon 14 years of experience working in an institution of higher learning and six years employed as an instructor in the adult education field. In this time, I developed proven strategies which have simplified the writing process for hundreds of learners ages 17-77. This book is designed to help middle and high school students and writers preparing to sit high school equivalency or college entrance exams. It will also prove useful for students enrolled in remedial or introductory English college courses. Become a Better Writer in One Day: Without Memorizing Rules of Punctuation and Grammar presents practical, easy to follow instructions to help you overcome anxiety and unleash your true writing potential.

The Essential Writers Notebook

Inspired by the philosophy of Zen Buddhism, the book provides a complete step-by-step mini-course on how to write clearly and powerfully. Abundant lined pages can be used for writing practice.

Author: Natalie Goldberg

Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.

ISBN: 0880882433

Category: Authorship

Page: 160

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This beautiful notebook, illustrated by the author's own paintings, provides the perfect opportunity for would-be writers, as well as those seeking a fresh approach to their work, to learn simple techniques that will help them master the basics of the craft. Inspired by the philosophy of Zen Buddhism, the book provides a complete step-by-step mini-course on how to write clearly and powerfully. Abundant lined pages can be used for writing practice.

Rewrite Right

This practical guide describes in clear, direct language how to effectively rewrite a report, letter, essay, or article, so that writers of all levels can improve the quality of their work and harness the power of language.

Author: Jan Venolia

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: PSU:000044280918

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 197

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Everyone knows that writing can be improved by the simple process of reviewing, editing, and rewriting, but many struggle with how to go about critiquing their own work—be it a letter to a friend, an important business document, or an academic essay. Fortunately, help is at hand in REWRITE RIGHT!, the definitive guide to polishing your prose. According to writing authority Jan Venolia, the skills needed to revise your work are surprisingly easy to learn and a cinch to incorporate into everyday writing routines. This practical guide describes in clear, direct language how to effectively rewrite a report, letter, essay, or article, so that writers of all levels can improve the quality of their work and harness the power of language.

How to Become a Better Writer

Written by a high schooler for a high schooler, you will find the voice both authentic and relevant.Whether you are trying to improve your school English grades, make a lasting impression through your writing, or write application essays ...

Author: Anishka Verma

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798699583959

Category:

Page: 182

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Written by a high schooler for a high schooler, you will find the voice both authentic and relevant.Whether you are trying to improve your school English grades, make a lasting impression through your writing, or write application essays that the college admission offices will sit up and take notice of - this book is for you.The book starts with key fundamentals that are pivotal - 3 key principles of writing, followed by 13 easy-to-implement tips that will help make your writing stand out. The book then moves on to developing your writing style, helping it become more distinct. As an add-on to the chapter, to make your writing more memorable, I share with you the pretense of perfection and the reality of beauty in writing.Memorable writing needs to avoid stupid distractions; those that occur in the form of silly punctuation and grammatical errors. That's why I have broken it down with easy-to-understand examples that will help you master punctuation and avoid grammatical errors.Literary devices are employed by the authors to not just achieve artistic ends but also offer the readers a greater understanding of their style. When used correctly, these could be game-changers in making your writing leap from the average to the extraordinary. While there are dozens of literary devices, I have focused on the ones that I believe are the most important.The final part of the book teaches you how to write stories and essays, two fundamentals that you will need to master as you embark on your academic journey. Finally, to wrap it all up, we enter the home stretch with editing. Even the best writing can look average if not edited for content, flow, punctuation, and grammar.Multiple examples are included in each chapter and after most of them, I have included exercises to strengthen the new concepts. These examples and exercises make understanding and implementing the concepts a cinch. I truly believe that writing is part science and part art. Even the 'art' part of writing is not some trait that you either have or don't have. In my opinion, it can be taught and it can be learned. This book is focused on improving both the science and the art of writing, to help you become a complete writer.

Eloquent Science

The result is the ultimate communications manual for undergraduate and graduate students as well as researchers in the atmospheric sciences and intersecting disciplines. Every student, teacher, and science department should have a copy.

Author: David Schultz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781935704034

Category: Science

Page: 440

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Mary Grace Soccio. My writing could not please this kindhearted woman, no matter how hard I tried. Although Gifed and Talented seventh-grade math posed no problem for me, the same was not true for Mrs. Soccio’s English class. I was frustrated that my frst assignment only netted me a C. I worked harder, making re- sion afer revision, a concept I had never really put much faith in before. At last, I produced an essay that seemed the apex of what I was capable of wr- ing. Although the topic of that essay is now lost to my memory, the grade I received was not: a B?. “Te best I could do was a B??” Te realization sank in that maybe I was not such a good writer. In those days, my youthful hubris did not understand abouc t apacity bui- ing. In other words, being challenged would result in my intellectual growth— an academic restatement of Nietzsche’s “What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.” Consequently, I asked to be withdrawn from Gifed and Talented English in the eighth grade.

When Good People Write Bad Sentences

" These are just a few of the warning signs that you might have an addiction to bad writing. But fear not. This practical guide to eliminating bad writing habits will put you on the path to recovery.

Author: Robert W. Harris

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781466852327

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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At last, help for writers who can admit they have a problem. Do you get a lift by dangling a participle? Has your punctuation ever caused difficulties at home or at work? Do you consider yourself just a "social misspeller?" These are just a few of the warning signs that you might have an addiction to bad writing. But fear not. This practical guide to eliminating bad writing habits will put you on the path to recovery. Filled with accessible advice and examples, this "powerful 12-step program" identifies the most common writing mistakes and offers simple ways to correct them. Here, you can learn to overcome wordiness, formality, incompleteness, and other problems that stand in the way of clear communication. And as you learn to eliminate ineffective sentences, you'll be "writing off" jargon, mixed metaphors, clichés, and more. The advice in this ingenious and useful book has helped Tom G., Martha D., and Cathy W.* write more clearly, confidently, and persuasively. It can do the same for you - whether you write for school, work, or pleasure. If you've tried other programs, only to fall back on bad habits, let Standard English be your guide. This book will show you how. Get ready to improve your writing skills - one sentence at a time. *their real names