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

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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.

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 voice . However , this is not always the case in technical documentation .

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 other forms of “to be,” or equally flat and flabby intransitive verbs such as ...

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

Rhythm Illusion and the Poetic Idea

Robert Greer Cohn , defining the essence of prose poetry as the intersection of horizontal and vertical elements , even goes ... an active search for poeticity to which the vast critical litterature devoted to the prose poems attests .

Author: David Evans

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042019433

Category: Poetry

Page: 355

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Rhythm, Illusion and the Poetic Idea explores the concept of rhythm and its central yet problematic role in defining modern French poetry. Forging innovative lines of inquiry linking the detailed analysis of poetic form to the evolution of fundamental aesthetic principles, David Evans offers extensive new readings of the literary and critical writings of the three major poets at the centre of France's most important poetic revolution. The volume is of interest to all students and readers of Baudelaire, Rimbaud and Mallarmé, since here is presented for the first time a thorough comparative study of developments in each writer's poetic form and theory, focusing on the themes of illusion, deception and the musical metaphor. The book is also intended to stimulate wider critical debate on the interpretation of metrical verse, prose poetry and vers libre, and offers original analytical methods which facilitate the study of poetic form. The author proposes a radical shift in our understanding of the role and mechanisms of poetic rhythm, suggesting that its very resistance to definition and fixity provides a conveniently opaque veil over the difficulties of defining poetry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Technical Writing

How can you develop clear prose ? In Chapter 3 , we discuss those qualities that technical writers use as criteria to measure effective technical communication . When wielded correctly , these elements — an attention to communication ...

Author: Julie M. Zeleznik

Publisher: Learning Express Llc

ISBN: UOM:39015042481898

Category: Study Aids

Page: 251

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An all-in-one basic guide for people embarking on or considering a career in technical or scientific communication, this title features hundreds of exercises and checklists which help readers learn by doing.

Coleridge On Imagination V 6

'A poem contains the same elements as a prose composition', said Coleridge in beginning his discussion of metre, 'the difference ... characteristically a word in a poem will have supernumerary active meanings which are cut out in prose.

Author: John Constable

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136351167

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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In the sixth volume of his Selected Works, I. A. Richards focuses on the writings of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

The World Book Encyclopedia P

Proportional representation has three basic features : ( 1 ) three or more legislators are chosen from each district ... way to give each political party its share of the vote ; and ( 3 ) there are usually more than two active parties .

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ISBN: PSU:000060829061

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and senior high school students.

The United States Magazine and Democratic Review

These passages indicate the presence of no original element of human nature , not essential to the driest and dullest prose . Art contains no elements not requisite to the most ordinary productions of the artisan .

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044010502243

Category: United States

Page: 708

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United States Magazine and Democratic Review

To act is to do , to effect , driest and dullest prose . Art contains or produce something ; that is , to no elements not requisite to the most create . Man is active by nature , and ordinary productions of the artisan . therefore must ...

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ISBN: CHI:74714884

Category: United States

Page: 704

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