How to Write Stunning Sentences

This book is a treasure trove for anyone wishing to harness the power of rhythm and syntax, meaning and music, in their own sentences or in the ones they read. This book is a fantastic contribution to the literature of craft.

Author: Nina Schuyler


ISBN: 0999431633


Page: 160

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Literary Nonfiction. Writing. Composition. You've got a great story, but do you have great sentences? Stylish sentences have their own powerful energy that mesmerizes and even rearranges a reader's world. Think of this book as a private lesson with Nina Schuyler--award-winning author and professor of creative writing at the University of San Francisco--featuring guest appearances by the masters, including James Baldwin, Grace Paley, John Updike, Saul Bellow, and Toni Morrison. They've arrived to show you the mechanics of their magic. With 25 essays and over 100 writing prompts, HOW TO WRITE STUNNING SENTENCES is the best way to expand your writing style.

Stunning Sentences The Effective Writing Series

So, to move from the common to the stunning, begin to look for patterns in good
writing that you can emulate. The idea is to build an arsenal of patterns that take
you beyond the common. Careful composition of each sentence may seem ...

Author: Bruce Ross-Larson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393340693

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 96

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Whether you are composing a Web page on the Internet or agonizing over an annual budget report, these books are the key to clarity, accuracy, and economy in any writing task. Offers more than 100 model sentence types in a catalog format, giving writers many interesting and provocative ways to say what they mean. Writers looking for a more striking way to open a sentence will find these options: the announcement, the editorial opening, the opening appositive, the opening absolute, and the conjunction opening, among others. Examples of each sentence type ensure the reader's understanding of the concepts.

Building Great Sentences

How to Write the Kinds of Sentences You Love to Read Brooks Landon ... In her
1967 book Style and Proportion: The Language of Prose and Poetry, Miles
herself employs a stunning sentence to introduce us to a new way of thinking
about ...

Author: Brooks Landon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101614020

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Based on the bestselling series from The Great Courses, Building Great Sentences celebrates the sheer joy of language—and will forever change the way you read and write. Great writing begins with the sentence. Whether it’s two words (“Jesus wept.”) or William Faulkner’s 1,287-word sentence in Absalom! Absalom!, sentences have the power to captivate, entertain, motivate, educate, and, most importantly, delight. Yet, the sentence-oriented approach to writing is too often overlooked in favor of bland economy. Building Great Sentences teaches you to write better sentences by luxuriating in the pleasures of language. Award-winning Professor Brooks Landon draws on examples from masters of long, elegant sentences—including Don DeLillo, Virginia Woolf, Joan Didion, and Samuel Johnson—to reveal the mechanics of how language works on thoughts and emotions, providing the tools to write powerful, more effective sentences.

Playing With Words

Drawing on years of experience of writing, teaching and publishing, this book offers essential tools for anyone interested in honing their craft.

Author: Shelley Davidow

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137532541

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 419


Drawing on years of experience of writing, teaching and publishing, this book offers essential tools for anyone interested in honing their craft. With a variety of exercises and freewriting prompts to help you try new styles and approaches, it is suitable for aspiring poets, non-fiction writers, novelists and all lovers of words.

Write Right

Manhard, Stephen J. The Goof Proofer/How to Avoid the 41 Most Embarrassing
Errors in Your Speaking and Writing. New York: ... Word Painting: A Guide to
Writing More Descriptively. ... The Effective Writing Series: (1) Stunning
Sentences, (2)

Author: Jan Venolia

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9780307784186

Category: Reference

Page: 224

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The newest edition of Jan Venolia’s best-selling guide, Write Right! is an essential resource for writers with 500,000+ copies sold since publication. In this age of electronic correspondence and self-produced documents, we need a useful and reliable writing guide more than ever. Write Right! covers the essentials of good writing in a concise and easy-to-follow format. The new edition of this classic handbook takes you through the entire writing process, from understanding the parts of speech to constructing a correct sentence to fine-tuning the mechanics. And with clever drawings and amusing quotations to illustrate its points, Write Right! shows that language can be fun as well as an effective communication tool. Whether it's used to find a quick answer to a nagging question or to develop stronger writing skills, this handy reference is the ideal resource for writers of all levels. Includes a resource section with a list of helpful websites and a glossary to quickly define difficult terms. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Publishers Weekly

... 4.95 There are lines in this book that resound in the memory long after they
have been read . Mr. Gass can write stunning sentences so brilliant , so apt in
their imagery , so absolutely right , that they make you catch your breath . But it
would ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105020007824

Category: American literature


View: 396


The Five Minute Writer

We all have time to write a single sentence, and that could be the trigger for a
longer piece. It doesn't have to be a stunning sentence. Raymond Carver once
explained how the process worked for him: 'For several days I'd been going
around ...

Author: Margret Geraghty

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848033252

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 954


Suitable for writers, this title includes chapters that offers a writing-related discussion, followed by a five-minute exercise. Five minutes a day spent on an exercise is one of the most effective methods there is to expand your potential and develop self-discipline.

Forthcoming Books

LC 98. 12960. (Perspectives on Writing Set). Date not set. 73. 25(1-56750.397.7),
pap. 39.50 (1-56750.398-9) Ablex Pub, Ross-Larson, Bruce. Effective Writing.
Stunning Sentences, Powerful Paragraphs, & Riveting Reports. 384p. Aug. 1999.

Author: Rose Arny


ISBN: UOM:39015046868983

Category: American literature


View: 272


Effective Writing

A valuable resource provides guidance for writing effective and direct communications through editing techniques and practical writing advice, along with a review of the basic rules of grammar and usage.

Author: Bruce Clifford Ross-Larson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393046397

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 266

View: 516


A valuable resource provides guidance for writing effective and direct communications through editing techniques and practical writing advice, along with a review of the basic rules of grammar and usage.

The Library Journal



ISBN: UOM:39015082964662

Category: Libraries


View: 418


Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

The Sense of Structure

Readers unfamiliar with the famous sentence would give a good effort at making
it fit the thought . ... Far from being an example of incompetence , it would shine
as a stunning triumph of wit - - that in a single sentence I could bring together all ...

Author: George D. Gopen

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131868429

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 856


This composition guide for students teaches writing from the perspective of readers. Rather than laying out grammatical rules, the text focuses on how readers make decisions concerning what a given sentence or paragraph means. This approach is intended to help students realize what they already intu.

Barnet and Stubbs Practical Guide to Writing

Part II REVISING 0 rS man As our sample syllabus in this manual ( pages 4 - 5 )
indicates , we teach these chapters ... inch cards stunning examples of poor
sentences : sentences with misplaced modifiers , faulty parallelism , wordy uses
of the ...

Author: Sylvan Barnet


ISBN: 0316082163

Category: English language

Page: 127

View: 915


The Canadian writer s handbook

Exercise 10c: Using participles Write down the present participle and the past
participle of each verb listed below. Then compose sentences using each as a
single-word adjective modifying a noun or pronoun (predicate adjectives are
permissible). (You might ... Example: stun-stunning-stunned She looked stunning
. It was a ...

Author: William E. Messenger

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0131132598

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 621

View: 427


Writing and Research in Religious Studies

The church was large and beautiful , ” not “ The beautiful and stunning church
was attractive and lovely . ” ) 3. ... Learn to use subordinate clauses , compound
and complex sentences as well , and your writing will flow much more easily . 6.

Author: Donald Earl Miller


ISBN: IND:30000027126303

Category: Religion

Page: 140

View: 628


Whither Technology

One of the deans of this school saw fit this winter to write an editorial column for
The New York Times , the only ... It contained , for example , the stunning
sentence : " The foreign visitor , brought to the United States , visits the same
firms as do ...

Author: Lyndsay Farrall

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106007318055

Category: Economic development

Page: 135

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Produced for unit HU108 (Knowledge and power) offered by the School of Humanities in Deakin University's Open Campus Program.

Developing Better Readers and Writers Using Caldecott Books

peaceful harmony of this desert environment is reflected in the quiet , respectful
tone of the writing . When read out loud , this is a ... Ask them questions about the
sentence beginnings , the content , and the layout of the text on the page . For
example , page 15 ... Peter Parnall ' s stunning detailed illustrations of the natural

Author: Kathryn I. Matthew

Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub

ISBN: UVA:X004897533

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Provides information and lesson plans to help teachers stimulate student's language and literacy skills through the use of picture books.

One Million Words of Book Notes 1958 1993

There is one stunning sentence I wish I'd seen for The End : " The index of
repression is not names we know but names we don't know . " Consider adding
that to ... Should Leonard write another novel , I predict the worst sort of trashy
career .

Author: Richard Kostelanetz

Publisher: Whitston Publishing Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105018350467

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 668

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"Kostelanetz excels, for instance, at astutely cynical debunkings of many of the 'radical chic' culture heroes of the 60s. . . . He can be scathingly funny as well deflating both the over-rated trendy avant-gardists and the 'New York Intellectual' elders who tyrannized the time. . . . As a meticulously reconstructed record of literary coming of age in a particularly propitious cultural moment, 'One Million Words' has carved out a unique place in the annals of literary autobiography."Library

Writing on the Job

Develop your paragraphs, write complete sentences, and include all necessary
words. ... They reach for pretentious words and bloated sentence structures to
impress their readers with their stunning vocabulary and nimble sentence play.

Author: John Stratton

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: 0452262917

Category: Education


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Discusses the proper formats and styles for writing clear and effective resumes, proposals, reports, business letters, and memos

Passing the Ged

Which of the following is the best way to write the underlined portion of this
sentence? If you think the original is the best way, ... Revised: One enormous
Roman bath held a stunning 1 ,600 bathers at a time. 7. Put words in front of
words they ...

Author: Rhonda Hunter

Publisher: Gage Educational Pub.

ISBN: 0771581831

Category: Study Aids

Page: 776

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