The PLAIN ENGLISH Writer s Workbook

The PLAIN ENGLISH Writer's Workbook explains writing concepts in simple terms. It's written for fiction and memoir writers of all levels, from beginners to previously published. The workbook is divided into six sections: 1.

Author: Sandy Tritt

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1983401021


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The PLAIN ENGLISH Writer's Workbook explains writing concepts in simple terms. It's written for fiction and memoir writers of all levels, from beginners to previously published. The workbook is divided into six sections: 1. Getting Ready to Write (Advice for Beginners); 2. The Basics (Understanding Plot, Characterization, Setting, Dialogue, and Point of View); 3. Advanced Techniques (Understanding Pacing, Flashbacks, Foreshadowing, Cutting the Flab, and Adding Muscle); 4. Self-Editing (Grammar, Punctuation, Proofreading, and Editing); 5. The Next Step (Applying for a Copyright, Writing a Query Letter, Writing a Synopsis, Understanding Self-Publishing, Finding an Agent, and Tax Deductions for Writers); and 6. Reproducible Worksheets with Detailed Instructions (Novel Summary Worksheet, Memoir Summary Worksheet, Chapter Summary, Character Trait Chart, Juvenile Trait Chart, Personality Components Worksheet, Character Growth Chart, Character List, and Setting List). Additionally, three appendices are included: List of Genres, Glossary, and Writing Resources. The generous 8.5 x 11" size allows for easy reproduction of the worksheets. This workbook gives you the techniques you need to bring your writing to the next level--and it's written in PLAIN ENGLISH. Tips give reminders of important concepts in just a few words. Nine worksheets with detailed instructions help you plot, create memorable characters, and edit your own work like a pro. Throughout the workbook, generous samples are given to show the right and wrong way to perform various techniques. SAMPLE TIPS: Replace dialogue tags with action or body language. This, alone, will bring your writing up a level. Any word that doesn't add value to your prose detracts from it. Make a scene feel complete by ending it with the focus on the viewpoint character. If multiple viewpoints are used in a manuscript, the current viewpoint character should be the first character named in each scene. Avoid the temptation to explain. Readers are smart--they will "get it." Never name an emotion. Use body language and dialogue (internal or spoken) to show the emotion. ** EVERY WRITER NEEDS THIS BOOK.

Legal Writing in Plain English Second Edition

Offers people in the legal profession insight into the writing process and describes how they can create legal documents with organized ideas and refined prose.

Author: Bryan A. Garner


ISBN: 0226283933

Category: Law

Page: 256

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Offers people in the legal profession insight into the writing process and describes how they can create legal documents with organized ideas and refined prose.

The Creative Writing Workbook

It must be evident from the words I've used so far that contemporary English is in fact a mix of plain and polished. When I speak of 'vast oceans' I'm using ...

Author: John Singleton

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137147226

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This is a companion to The Creative Writing Handbook - now in its second edition. It is very much aimed at the individual writer, based on the idea that real writing comes from within and that writing is a craft, skill with determination, art with attitude. The book is filled with useful ideas and inspiring techniques for exploring and exploiting resources available, both within and without. It focuses on three major areas - the writer's roots (family, class and gender), the writer's resources (memory and language) and the writer's art (form and technique). Chapters focus on many topics, including how memory shapes a writer's material, the pro-creative force of words and the ambiguities of art and artfulness. Many examples of established writers' works are cited to give the fledgling writer much practical help.

Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series

WALSH , Anna Kathleen , joint author . Plain English exercises . Book 4 . Teacher's answer book for Cumulative review . AA100767 . SEE Walsh , J. Martyn .

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

ISBN: STANFORD:36105006280239

Category: Copyright

Page: 1198

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Includes Part 1A: Books and Part 1B: Pamphlets, Serials and Contributions to Periodicals

Successful Business Writing How to Write Business Letters Emails Reports Minutes and for Social Media Improve Your English Writing and Grammar I

It is vital to be able to express ourselves in a professional manner. This book enables you to plan, prepare and express your thoughts in a clear and persuasive way. This is the UK spelling version of this book.

Author: Heather Baker

Publisher: Universe of Learning Limited

ISBN: 1849370710

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 127

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Successful business writing is essential to help you communicate your ideas. This book enables you to plan, prepare and express your thoughts in a clear and persuasive way. There is a guide to good English and grammar. How to write business letters, emails, reports, minutes and social media. The book has lots of exercises and is easy to read.

Estate Planning in Plain English

When I first began writing the Law (in Plain English)® series more than four decades ago, ... It is important to understand the genesis of this book.

Author: Leonard D. DuBoff

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621537274

Category: Law

Page: 336

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"An invaluable tool to help you collect the information your attorney needs." —Michael Cragun, Utah State Tax Commissioner An Accessible Guide to Estate Planning With Estate Planning (in Plain English)®, readers will learn to comprehend the legal jargon and navigate the complex rules involved in preparing one’s estate. The authors provide clear information and cite actual cases to help readers approach the process with the confidence and knowledge they need to make the best decisions for their heirs. Chapters discuss important topics such as: Estate plans, wills, and a variety of trusts Guardians, powers of attorney, advance directives, and other essential documents Life insurance Digital assets Gifts Tax considerations Avoiding probate Identifying and caring for estate property Settling business assets Finding a lawyer An invaluable reference for those preparing their estates and for their families, Estate Planning (in Plain English)®will enable readers to take the necessary steps to preserve their legacies.

Diagnosing and Treating Medicus Incomprehensibilis

—Editors Canadai This book presents 12 case studies on revising medical writing into plain English. It is a companion workbook to our earlier book, ...

Author: Oscar Linares

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190868703

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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Diagnosing and Treating Medicus Incomphensibilis is a book of case studies on revising medical writing into plain English. It is a companion to Plain English for Doctors and Other Medical Scientists (Oxford University Press, 2017). It gives more practice to help the reader master skills in plain English medical writing. The 12 case studies are based on excerpts from articles published in leading medical journals. The excerpts cover a wide range of medical topics. Each case study looks at one excerpt, between 56 and 308 words long, that shows many classic symptoms of medicus incomprehensibilis - those overused writing habits that make medical writing hard to read. The case study asks questions, and gives short exercises, to guide the reader through the process of diagnosing the symptoms of medicus incomprehensibilis. The reader writes their prescription and revises to treat the symptoms. After each case study, the authors give their answers, prescription and revision. This book is intended for doctors and other medical scientists who write for medical journals, and anyone who aspires to do so. It is intended for writers at all levels, from veteran authors to students. It includes writers in related fields such as public health, pharmacology, nursing and life sciences. It is designed for self-study, seminar or classroom use.

Becoming a Public Relations Writer

A Writing Workbook for Emerging and Established Media Ronald D. Smith. Plain Anglo-Saxon English is better than a string of jargon and 10-dollar words.

Author: Ronald D. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136593376

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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Becoming a Public Relations Writer is a comprehensive guide to the writing process for public relations practice. Using straightforward, no-nonsense language, realistic examples, easy-to-follow steps and practical exercises, this text introduces the various formats and styles of writing you will encounter as a public relations practitioner. A focus on ethical and legal issues is woven throughout, with examples and exercises addressing public relations as practiced by corporations, non-profit agencies, and other types of organizations both large and small. In addition, the book offers the most comprehensive list of public relations writing formats to be found anywhere---from the standard news release to electronic mail and other opportunities using a variety of technologies and media. The fourth edition has been updated to reflect significant developments in the public relations field, including: New chapter on multimedia and social media releases New chapter on websites, blogs, and wikis Expansion of the chapter on direct mail and online appeals Updated examples of actual pieces of public relations writing A companion website including writing exercises, PowerPoint presentations, and relevant links Through its comprehensive and accessible approach, Becoming a Public Relations Writer is an invaluable resource for future and current public relations practitioners.

Barron s Writing Workbook for the New SAT

Finally, put square brackets [] around any words you insert into a quotation. 7. A plain, natural style of writing is probably best.

Author: George Ehrenhaft

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781438068138

Category: Study Aids

Page: 408

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This thoroughly revised edition of Barron’s Writing Workbook for the New SAT prepares students for the writing sections of the newly redesigned SAT: The SAT Writing and Language Test and The SAT Essay. It includes:

Plain English

Introduction Plain English developed out of an idea that began in the Open ... tutors joined with me to produce a set of workbooks for students who had been ...

Author: Collinson, Diane

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335156757

Category: Education

Page: 121

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Plain English meets the needs of all students who wish to improve their writing skills. The book opens with an introductory quiz, which gives a broad idea of the subject matter covered and helps readers to identify those sections which will be of most use. The quiz is followed by sections on punctuation, spelling, grammar, style, references and bibliographies. Each section deals step by step with basic difficulties and provides exercises to help test the readers' understanding. Answers are provided for all the exercises. Plain English is user-friendly and may either by read from beginning to end, or simply dipped into for selected sections.

Complete IELTS Bands 5 6 5 Workbook Without Answers with Audio CD

If asked to write for a publication outside the circle — such as a newspaper — they can rediscover the knack of Writing reasonably plain English.

Author: Mark Harrison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107401969

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 61

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Complete IELTS Bands 5-6.5 Workbook without Answers features 8 topic based units for homework and self-study which cover reading, writing and listening skills, further practise in the grammar and vocabulary taught in the Student's Book and an Audio CD containing all the listening material for the Workbook.

Books and Pamphlets Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals

MCCOY , PAUL S. Modern comedies for teen - agers , a collection of royalty - free
one - act plays for all occasions . Plays , Inc. O Paul S. ... Appl . author : James W ,
Taylor , Jr. O McCray Refrigerator Co. , Inc. ; 10May62 ; A564330 . MCCREADY ,
BEN W. SEE ... Teacher's answer book and reference guide ... for Essentials in
English , first - fourth book , laboratory method . 4 v . Appl .. authors : Ellen Smith ...

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office


ISBN: PSU:000052000928

Category: American literature


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Practical English Writing in Technical Communication

... task-based situations are carefully selected and presented in plain English. ... For teachers, it can be used as a textbook or supplementary workbook in ...

Author: Tsze Sun Li

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781612332826

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 404

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This book is the second in a series of two about developing proficiency in English business and technical communication. University students and teachers in courses such as Technical Communication, Advanced Business Communication, and Practical English Writing will find this book instrumental to improving their understanding of or instruction in written English communication skills. The book comprises six units: (1) Employment-Related Communication; (2) Summaries, (3) Definitions, Descriptions, Instructions, Guides, and Manuals; (4) Proposals; (5) Reports; (6) Tenders/ Advertisements, Brochures, Questionnaires, and Web Pages. Each unit is organized with three components: (A) Introduction (of text type), (B) Exemplars (with notes), and (C) Practice Tasks. The Practice Tasks are designed in three forms: (1) Fill-in-the-Blank, (2) Proofreading & Editing, and (3) Writing. Suggested answers/guides are appended, in addition to text type feedback forms. The total number of writing examples is 154.

Learned Writing

Richard C. Wydick, 'Plain English for Lawyers,' 66 California Law Review, 727, 754. G.V.V. Nichols, 'Of Writing by Lawyers,' 27 Canadian Bar Review, 1949, ...

Author: Chinua Asuzu

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 9781543750010

Category: Law

Page: 772

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As lawyers, we must not, in hot pursuit of common law, outrun common sense. The dread of that eventuality prompted this book. Learned Writing promotes common sense in legal language. Plain language, which is commonsensical, broadens access to legal documents, thus democratizing the law. If democracy is government of the people, by the people, and for the people, law is the language in which government interacts with the people—it is the language of democracy. The people whose government speaks through law must understand what is said. No democratic society should brook legalese, a dense, verbose dialect known only to lawyers. What then should society do to redress the lawyer-induced obscurity? A Shakespearean character had an alarming proposal: “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” Apparently, that proposal was not enthusiastically endorsed, which explains why we’re still here. A milder remedy—enrolling lawyers in language classes—has been muted, which explains why this book is in your hands. Learned Writing motivates lawyers to prefer plain language to the legalese and verbosity that have besmirched legal writing for centuries. This book is as sweeping a treatment of its subject as you can find anywhere.

Information Design Workbook

We spoke with William Lutz, the plain language advocate and expert ... from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on writing investor information.

Author: Kim Baer

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 9781592534104


Page: 239

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Currently there is nothing as comprehensive about this topic available. This new volume takes a methodical yet comprehensive approach to conveying the fundamentals of avant-garde, innovative, information design by examining history, theory, criticism, technology and media, process, method, and practice. Opening with a very brief history followed by an instructive breakdown of the discipline, readers will get an intimate understanding of the complexities of crafting information design to effectively improve communication both functionally and aesthetically. The back half of the book contains a wide range of case studies from design firms around the world so designers can see the techniques previously outlined in the first half of the book. The author critiques and explains why the design is successful in terms of formal quality (Aesthetics) and function (How does it improve communication?).

Information Design Workbook Revised and Updated

We spoke with William Lutz, the plain language advocate and expert ... from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on writing investor information.

Author: Kim Baer

Publisher: Workbook

ISBN: 9781631598050

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Information Design Workbook, Revised and Updated provides an up-to-date guide on creating visually compelling and useful graphics.

Writing Feature Articles

Other reference resources Guinness Book of Records. Annual. Hollis Press and Public Relations. ... Oxford Guide to Plain English Guide. 4th edition. OUP.

Author: Mary Hogarth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315297996

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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Writing Feature Articles presents clear and engaging advice for students and young professionals on working as a freelance feature writer. This fifth edition not only covers producing content for print, but also for digital platforms and online. Mary Hogarth offers comprehensive guidance on every aspect of feature writing, from having the initial idea and conducting market and subject research, to choosing the right target audience and publishing platform and successfully pitching the article. In addition, the book instructs students on developing their own journalistic style and effectively structuring their feature. Each chapter then concludes with an action plan to help students put what they have read into practice. Topics include: Life as a freelance Building a professional profile Telling a story with images Developing a specialism Interviewing skills Profile and interview articles Working in publicity and advertising A career in magazines and newspapers Getting published overseas Understanding issues in media law and regulation The book also provides an extensive range of interviews with successful media professionals, including a newspaper editor, a money, health and lifestyle journalist, a copywriter and an award-winning columnist, where they share their own experiences of working in the industry and offer invaluable tips on best practice.