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


Page: 174

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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.

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 an
AngloSaxon word, 'vast', reintroduced into the language by Shakespeare, and ...

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

Plain English exercises . Book 4 . Cumulative review , Tests . AA100768 . SEE
Walsh , J. Martyn . WALSH , Anna Kathleen , joint author . Plain English exercises
. Book 4 . Teacher's answer book for Cumulative review . AA100767 . SEE Walsh

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

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. It is
also the language of emotion.

Author: Ronald D. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136593376

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 739


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.

New English Workbook

PREFACE The New English Workbook is a “ back - to - basics ” workbook that
may be used alone or as a companion workbook with New English Handbook . ...
The instructions provide essential information in plain English ; the exercises
stress practical application . ... special marks ) Six : WORDS ( emphasis on
accurate words and plain English ) Seven : THE PARAGRAPH ( paragraph -
writing practice ) ...

Author: Hans Paul Guth


ISBN: PSU:000020451301

Category: English language

Page: 192

View: 447


Wadsworth English Workbook

10C PLAIN ENGLISH , PLEASE A writer has to be able to get a point across
clearly and directly to the reader . Every writer has to learn to clear the way — to
do without pretentious words , awkward repetition , unnecessary machinery .
Each of ...

Author: Hans Paul Guth


ISBN: PSU:000006637026

Category: English language

Page: 144

View: 269


Mississippi Program for the Improvement of Instruction

Tressler , J. C. , English in Action , Practice Book for Books II , III and VIII ; D. C.
Heath and Co. , 1934 . ... Walsh , J. M. and Walsh , A. H. , Plain English
Handbook , The McCormick - Mathers , Co. , 1935 . ... Wilson , Gordon ; Rubado ,
Clarence A .; and Scoville , Magnolia ; Forward Steps in Thinking and Writing ,
Workbook for ...

Author: Mississippi. State Department of Education


ISBN: IND:30000114475993

Category: Education

Page: 234

View: 770


Simon Schuster Workbook for Writers

only the ... Plain English that communicates clearly is far better than fancy English
that makes the reader aware that you are showing off . Colloquial language is ...

Author: Lynn Q. Troyka

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0130416274

Category: English language

Page: 456

View: 190


Fundamentals of Legal Research

Bryan A . Garner , Legal Writing in Plain English : A Text With Exercises (
University of Chicago Press 2001 ) . e . ... Laurel Currie Oates et al . , The Legal
Writing Handbook : Analysis , Research , and Writing ( Aspen Law & Business 2d
ed .

Author: Roy M. Mersky


ISBN: STANFORD:36105060328080

Category: Law

Page: 821

View: 623


Association Management

Consistency increases teaching exercises in editing and writing . And then
comprehension . the handbook explains some of the more technical • Use simple
words , and the right word instead of points you may want to know about word
usage ...



ISBN: UCLA:L0050851153

Category: Business


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American Book Publishing Record

76 The child clinician ' s report - writing handbook . 618 . 9289 Childhood sexual
abuse . ... 470040 Chines in plain English . 495 . 183421 Chinese apples . ...
22209 Classic English design and antiques . 749 . 094209 Classical Japanese ...



ISBN: UOM:39015066180442

Category: American literature


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The English Record

GREGORY COWAN and ELISABETH ... Junior College ANSWER KEY A widely -
tested composition text in workbook format WRITING BY PATTERNS Form A ...



ISBN: UCAL:B3737873

Category: English language


View: 386


Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources

literary magazines , general periodicals , small Easy Access : The Reference
Handbook for Writers . presses , book publishers , and authors ' agents ; Michael
Keene and Katherine ... Banishing Bureaucratese : Using Plain English in $
37.95 .

Author: Linda D. Hall

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787697036

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1314

View: 946


Each updated edition of this detailed resource identifies nearly 35,000 live, print and electronic sources of information listed under more than 1,100 alphabetically arranged subjects -- industries and business concepts and practices. Edited by business information expert James Woy.