The Elements of Active Prose

This book rectifies this imbalance. It examines how many writers use effective, striking words and phrases when constructing sentences, and offers pithy tips for making your prose as exciting and engaging as possible.

Author: Tahlia Newland

Publisher:

ISBN: 1311318755

Category: English language

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"Anyone studying writing will have heard the advice to 'show, don't tell,' but what does that really mean? And how do you actually do it? Many books lay out the broad strokes of writing fiction--characters, plot, pacing, dialogue and so on--but they rarely get into the word-by-word, sentence-by-sentence explanations of how to write good prose. This book rectifies this imbalance. It examines how many writers use effective, striking words and phrases when constructing sentences, and offers pithy tips for making your prose as exciting and engaging as possible. It also includes great tips on how to self-edit, along with excellent advice on working with editors, applying 'rules' and dealing with criticism. Drawing on her considerable experience as a line editor and as a reviewer for the Awesome Indies, the author explains the influence various word usages have on the reader's experience and points out the traps to avoid if you want your writing to look professional."--Publisher's summary.

The Elements of Active Prose

This book rectifies this imbalance. It examines how many writers use effective, striking words and phrases when constructing sentences, and offers pithy tips for making your prose as exciting and engaging as possible.

Author: Tahlia Newland

Publisher: Escarpment Publishing

ISBN: 0994219229

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 194

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Anyone studying writing will have heard the advice to 'show, don't tell,' but what does that really mean? And how do you actually do it? Many books lay out the broad strokes of writing fiction--characters, plot, pacing, dialogue and so on--but they rarely get into the word-by-word, sentence-by-sentence explanations of how to write good prose. This book rectifies this imbalance. It examines how many writers use effective, striking words and phrases when constructing sentences, and offers pithy tips for making your prose as exciting and engaging as possible. It also includes great tips on how to self-edit, along with excellent advice on working with editors, applying 'rules' and dealing with criticism.Drawing on her considerable experience as a line editor and as a reviewer for the Awesome Indies, the author explains the influence various word usages have on the reader's experience and points out the traps to avoid if you want your writing to look professional.

Elements of Latin Prose Composition

The Latin verb has two voices : Active and Passive . The Active voice is used to express the ' doing ' of some action . The Passive voice is used to express ...

Author: Geoffrey W. Treadgold

Publisher: CUP Archive

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Page: 248

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THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE

This is much better than My first visit to Boston. 10. Use the active voice. Prose, in particular narrative and descriptive prose, is made vivid.

Author: William Strunk

Publisher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing

ISBN: PKEY:SMP2300000062328

Category: Education

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The Elements of Style is a study guide for the development of writing style by William Strunk Jr., a professor of English at Cornell University. It was later finished by his student, Elwyn Brooks White. Now it is commonly known as “the study guide by Strunk and White”. In short, this book is for someone who wants to become a writer. The Elements of Style is some kind of examples’ collection of all kinds of styles of writing very different works. It comprises eight "elementary rules of usage", ten "elementary principles of composition", "a few matters of form", a list of 49 "words and expressions commonly misused", and a list of 57 "words often misspelled".

The Elements of Legal Prose

Active versus Passive Voice The English sentence has the following basic ... In legal prose , the active voice carries more weight and emphasis .

Author: Norma Procopiow

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: STANFORD:36105060398257

Category: Law

Page: 196

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The Elements of Legal Prose offers a brief yet comprehensive introduction to the study of legal prose, a special kind of writing with its own rhetorical emphasis. Specifically aimed at those whose vocation involves discourses governed by legal logic, this practical guide articulates the basic components and formats found in good legal writing. The Elements of Legal Prose approaches legal writing as a step-by-step process. In addition to covering legal definition and research, this book also includes discussions of style and ethics in this genre, as well as guidance for students applying to law school. The Elements of Legal Prose sets out quickly the special ways of thought and writing which must cover, in readable prose, a subject matter in which anything incomplete or inexact may have very serious consequences.

The Elements of C Style

Use the Active Voice to Describe Actors and Passive Voice to Describe Actions In English prose , the active voice is normally preferred over the passive ...

Author: Trevor Misfeldt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139452800

Category: Computers

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The Elements of C++ Style, first published in 2004, is for all C++ practitioners, especially for those working in teams where consistency is critical. Just as Strunk and White's The Elements of Style provides rules of usage for writing in the English language, this text furnishes a set of rules for writing in C++. The authors offer a collection of standards and guidelines for creating solid C++ code that will be easy to understand, enhance and maintain. The book provides conventions for: • formatting • naming • documentation • programming • and packaging for the latest ANSI standard of C++, and also includes discussion of advanced topics such as templates.

The Elements of Mystery Fiction

Good writing comes from strong, active verbs. Test the effectiveness of your prose by circling your verbs. How many times have you used “was” and “were” and ...

Author: William G Tapply

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781615952120

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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DIVThe Elements of Mystery Fiction: Writing the Modern Whonunit has guided and inspied mystery writersveterans as well as beginners-- for nearly a decade. Here William G. Tapply, with more than 20 popular mystery and suspense novels under his belt, isolates the crucial ""elements"" of the mystery novels that publishers want to publish and readers want to read--original plots, clever clues, sympathetic sleuths, memorable villains, multi-dimensional supporting characters, true-to-life settings, sharp narrative hooks, and, of course, smooth writing. In clear readable prose using examples from many of our best contemporary mystery novelists, Tapply shows how the writer can create the pieces and fit them together to make a story you can't put down. This new expanded edition of Elements contains original chapters by some of our best contemporary writers and most prominent personalities in the publishing world discussing writing and business issues that are vital to mystery writers in the 21st century./div

Polishing Your Prose

We generally prefer the active voice, in which the subject performs the action: “Stressing one element . . .” But then what about the verb?

Author: Steven M. Cahn

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231532013

Category: Reference

Page: 104

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This singular book illustrates how to edit a piece of prose and enhance its clarity of thought and felicity of style. The authors first present ten principles of effective composition, and then scrutinize three extended paragraphs, suggesting with remarkable specificity how to improve them. The volume also offers challenging practice questions, as well as two finished essays, one serious and one humorous, that demonstrate how attention to sound mechanics need not result in mechanical writing. Steven M. Cahn and Victor L. Cahn help readers deploy a host of corrective strategies, such as avoiding jargon, bombast, and redundancy; varying sentence structure; paring the use of adjectives and adverbs; properly deploying phrases and clauses; and refining an argument. Here is a book for all who seek to increase their facility in written communication.

The Elements of Style Grammar Workbook

The active voice is usually more direct and vigorous than the passive voice. a) ... As a rule, your prose will be clearer and more concrete if you favor ...

Author: Richard De A'Morelli

Publisher: SPECTRUM INK

ISBN: 9781643990071

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 186

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"If you are reading The Elements of Style for an academic course or to improve your writing, this companion workbook can help you to memorize and self-test your knowledge of basic English grammar rules." This workbook is designed for readers of the three most popular versions of William Strunk's grammar classic, The Elements of Style. It can be used by readers of Strunk's original work, now in the public domain; the "Strunk and White" editions by E.B. White; and The Elements of Style: 2018 Classic Edition. In addition, readers of other grammar books, and ESL/EFL learners, may find this workbook useful for learning the core rules of English grammar. Learning grammar may seem like a boring task, but it is a must for students who wish to do well in their courses and for writers who want to improve their grammar and style. This workbook presents a series of 27 quizzes with 626 questions, multiple-choice answers, and a convenient scoring key. Some quizzes drill on grammar rules covered in all versions of The Elements of Style, and others are keyed to a specific edition.

To derive maximum benefit from this workbook, it is suggested that you complete a few quizzes each day. Take note of your correct and incorrect answers to reinforce the underlying grammar rules. Be sure that you have a firm grasp of each rule before going on to the next quiz. You will know that you are ready to proceed when you have answered all the questions on a quiz correctly.

Used in classrooms across America and around the world, The Elements of Style has helped generations of students and writers learn to write grammatically correct prose. Whether you are taking a course for which Strunk's book is required reading, or you are a writer looking to polish your style, this workbook can help you to learn English grammar rules and use that knowledge to make all your writing exemplary.

Writing Public Prose

ctive voice might be the least understood element of English that most people think they understand. When they get active voice confused with action verbs, ...

Author: Robert M. Knight

Publisher: Marion Street Press

ISBN: 9781936863273

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 108

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Offering aspiring authors dependable skills beyond the high school classroom, this reference covers the essentials of composing superior prose. Clear instructions on all aspects are featured, including approaching a topic, penning a solid introduction, bringing a story together, and editing for precision. Guaranteed to make every word count and maintain an appropriate energy level, this expert handbook is also filled with real-world examples of published writing--both good and bad--providing quick and humorous advice for all writers looking to showcase their work in speeches, broadcasting, or on the internet.

Sense and Creative Labor in Rainer Maria Rilke s Prose Works

Giambattista Vico agrees in The New Science (1725), writing that in order to move a crowd, there must be passive and active elements to one's speech so that ...

Author: Nicholas Carroll Reynolds

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030744700

Category: Creativity in literature

Page: 262

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This book is an investigation of the role of creative labor and the five senses in Rainer Maria Rilkes prose works, including his "Primal Sound", Bessay, the Stories of God, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge, and his monograph on Auguste Rodin. It is about several protagonists quest to achieve creative labor by reconnecting spirit or the unconscious to the hand. There are many difficulties in the way, however, illustrated by Rilkes essays, tales, and monographs. In the process of overcoming these impediments, the five senses are expanded and refined. Rilkes characters undergo a transformation that not only allows them to do true creative labor, but also brings them into a new relationship with themselves, the world around them and other people. Nicholas Carroll Reynolds received his PhD at the University of Oregon, USA. He has authored several articles on philosophy and literature, and has worked as an editor and translator. He is currently employed at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, USA, where he teaches in the German, Philosophy, and First Year Experience programs, as well as in Trinitys Study abroad program in Berlin, Germany.