The Writer s Guide to Good Style

A 21st Century guide to improving your punctuation, pace, grammar and style
Katherine Lapworth. Katherine Lapworth The Writer's Guide to Good Style A 21st
Century guide to improving your punctuation, pace, grammar and style The
Writer's ...

Author: Katherine Lapworth

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473688506

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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LEARN HOW TO LIFT YOUR CREATIVE WRITING BY EMPLOYING A GOOD WRITING STYLE. Do you want to write more effectively, correctly and in a manner which is appropriate for this brave new world of text speak and blogging? Whether you are a professional writer, or writing for your profession, a journalist, non-fiction writer, or simply a would-be blogger, you will find essential guidance and the latest style rules in this book. It contains firstly a detailed breakdown of both the rules of grammar, punctuation and spelling and, secondly, a guide to making your work readable, structured and well-paced. Unlike any other style guide, it also sets out the new and evolving rules for 21st century writing such as blogging, chatrooms, and even PowerPoint presentations. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

The Well Crafted Sentence

Example sentences throughout the book are from 11 readings included in the back, so you can see how those writers made their work stronger."--Publisher's description.

Author: Nora Bacon

Publisher:

ISBN: 1319058620

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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What makes a sentence strong? Nora Bacon's The Well-Crafted Sentence: A Writer's Guide to Style demystifies grammatical concepts and stylistic choices by taking apart expert writers' sentences as illustrations and asking students to practice crafting and revising their own. Examples throughout the text are excerpted from 11 readings collected in an anthology at the end of the book, so you can teach style in the context of a larger argument or narrative. With four new model texts, expanded explanations of grammatical concepts, and new coverage of figures of speech, the third edition invites students to experiment with sentence structures that make writing stronger.

Write Better Right Now

With straightforward guidance, this step-by-step manual gives you the solid techniques you need to get the task done and is the springboard to get you ahead in any job, passion project, or situation that requires writing skills. --

Author: Mary-Kate Mackey

Publisher:

ISBN: 1632650630

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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In almost any career, you must know how to write'even if it's not part of your job description. But if you are a reluctant writer, producing even the simplest memo may be a struggle. Write Better Right Now is the springboard to get you ahead in any job, passion project, or situation that requires writing skills. No matter what you are called upon to do'blog posts, speeches, web content, press releases, or more'this step-by-step manual gives you the solid techniques you need to get the task done. Write Better Right Now works because it is: Short?It takes a concise approach, from first thoughts to final edits, and its ?mix-and-match? structure means you only have to read the sections you need. Practical?It is loaded with summations, short cuts, tips, cheat sheets, and hands-on exercises. Solution-driven?Knowing where you've gone wrong is half the battle. Write Better Right Now offers you the tools to identify your own problem patterns and choose the quickest and most appropriate fixes. You can improve your writing today. With straightforward guidance, Write Better Right Now is the quick read for productive people who need to create clear and crisp communication'right now.

Mini Style Guide

A clear, accessible introduction for writers of all material on the principles of good writing, guidelines on manuscript presentation, and an outline of publishing options.

Author: Denise O'Hagan

Publisher:

ISBN: 0648002055

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 262

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A clear, accessible introduction for writers of all material on the principles of good writing, guidelines on manuscript presentation, and an outline of publishing options. Contains copious 'real' examples, an appendix of templates for standard forms and letters, a glossary of publishing terms, a bibliography and an index.

The Writer s Guide to Self Editing

This book serves as a guide to self-editing nonfiction print and online publications, including articles for general and academic audiences.

Author: Naveed Saleh

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476671598

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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Over the years, technological advances have given publishers the ability to produce more books and online publications with greater speed. This new efficiency, however, has increased editors’ workloads, limiting the amount of detailed editorial feedback that they can provide authors. In turn, writers must become self-editors, ensuring that their text is nearly perfect on submission. This book serves as a guide to self-editing nonfiction print and online publications, including articles for general and academic audiences. It is both prescriptive and descriptive, drawing from stylebooks, dictionaries, research, and more to provide a full picture of both style and grammar. Also provided are techniques that boost search-engine optimization and engagement of Internet audiences.

A Writer s Guide for Engineers and Scientists

The writer is always subordinate to his subject matter . A good style for technical
writing does contain many of the elements that are found in an effective style for
any type of writing : figures of speech ; intentional repetition of important ideas ...

Author: Robert R. Rathbone

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015000467046

Category: English language

Page: 348

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Guide to Legal Writing Style

This highly regarded paperback, specifically directed at legal writers, offers crisp, pointed advice written in a personal and humorous style lucid organization that helps students find the information they need most, including practice ...

Author: Terri LeClercq

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business

ISBN: 073559998X

Category: Law

Page: 128

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Resource added for the Paralegal program 101101 and Paralegal Post-Baccalaureate diploma 311101.

Writer s Guide to Harry Potter

In this newly revised and expanded edition, S.P. Sipal takes you even deeper than before, exploring new techniques, and even peering into the artistic and marketing vision behind the upcoming Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts and Where to ...

Author: S. P. Sipal

Publisher:

ISBN: 1945561009

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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For Writers, Fans, & Educators of Wizards & Muggles! S.P. Sipal peers into the artistic & marketing vision behind the Harry Potter books. Through fifteen lessons, discover the techniques J.K. Rowling employs which makes her series such a success. Fans will enjoy learning how she laid down clues, pulled in mythology, and kept her readers guessing.

Spunk Bite

Shares the secrets of powerful writing and explains how to eliminate poor writing habits, enliven tired vocabulary, write effectively for a target audience, and express oneself with greater clarity, harmony, and specificity.

Author: Arthur Plotnik

Publisher: Random House Reference &

ISBN: UCSC:32106018680303

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 263

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Shares the secrets of powerful writing and explains how to eliminate poor writing habits, enliven tired vocabulary, write effectively for a target audience, and express oneself with greater clarity, harmony, and specificity.

The Writer s Guide to Everyday Life in Regency and Victorian England from 1811 1901

Provides period information on home furnishings, fashion, medicine, the courts, entertainment, shopping, travel, and etiquette

Author: Kristine Hughes

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: UCSC:32106014629684

Category: History

Page: 248

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Provides period information on home furnishings, fashion, medicine, the courts, entertainment, shopping, travel, and etiquette

The Little Style Guide to Great Christian Writing and Publishing

The Little Style Guide to Great Christian Writing and Publishing provides a fresh understanding and distinctively Christian examination of style and language.

Author: Carolyn Stanford Goss

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781433670237

Category: Religion

Page: 210

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The Little Style Guide to Great Christian Writing and Publishing provides a fresh understanding and distinctively Christian examination of style and language. It covers all the basic rules of grammar, style, and editing and will be of immediate interest to Christian writers and editors. The Little Style Guide will be cross-referenced with the Chicago Manual of Style, Fifteenth Edition and will be a welcome companion to the CMS in handling concerns that are unique to Christian writing and editing.The burgeoning field of electronic publishing has greatly increased the number of Christian writers. In the U.S. alone, there are over 500 Christian writers conferences and guilds each year. The Little Style Guide will serve the needs of the largest publishing houses and their authors and editors along with the smallest churches who weekly publish a newsletter and communicate through a Web site.

Writer s Guide to Book Editors Publishers and Literary Agents 1998 1999

Exercises , model passages , and amusing examples of good style gone bad .
Bates , Jem , and Adrian Waller . The Canadian Writer ' s Market : An Extensive
Guide for Freelance Writers ( 11th revised edition ) ( Toronto : McClelland &
Stewart ...

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 0761510125

Category: Authors and publishers

Page: 975

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"A real find for the aspiring writer."--"The Associated Press "In-depth information."--"The Writer Who are they? What do they want? How do you win them over? Find the answers to these questions and more in the 1998-1999 edition of the "Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents by Jeff Herman. Filled with "the information authors and aspiring authors need in order to avoid having a manuscript end up in the "slush pile," this comprehensive listing is organized in an easy-to-use format. It includes in-depth information about publishing houses and literary agents in the United States and Canada. The specifics include the names and addresses of editors and agents, what they're looking for, comission rates, and other key information. In addition, readers will discover the most common mistakes people make while attempting to solicit an agent (and how to avoid them) as well as numerous suggestions designed to increase the chances of getting representation. "Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents also includes dozens of valuable essays giving readers insight and guidance into such topics as: - How to Write the Perfect Query Letter - The Knockout Nonfiction Book Proposal - How to Thrive After Signing a Publishing Contract - Mastering Ghostwriting and Collaboration - Free Versus Fee: The Issue of Literary Agency Fees About the Author "Jeff Herman is the founder of The Jeff Herman Literary Agency, a leading New York agency. He has sold hundreds of titles and represents dozens of top authors. Herman frequently speaks to writer's groups and at conferences on the topic of getting published.

Writer s Guide to Good Style

Whether you are a professional writer, or writing for your profession, a journalist, non-fiction writer, or simply a would-be blogger, you will find essential guidance and the latest style rules in this book.

Author: Katherine Lapworth

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 1444139665

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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" ?Do you want to write more effectively, correctly and in a manner which is appropriate for this brave new world of text speak and blogging? Whether you are a professional writer, or writing for your profession, a journalist, non-fiction writer, or simply a would-be blogger, you will find essential guidance and the latest style rules in this book. It contains firstly a detailed breakdown of both the rules of grammar, punctuation and spelling and, secondly, a guide to making your work readable, structured and well-paced. Unlike any other style guide, it also sets out the new and evolving rules for 21st century writing such as blogging, chatrooms, and even PowerPoint presentations.? "

It Was the Best of Sentences It Was the Worst of Sentences

In this wickedly humorous manual, language columnist June Casagrande uses grammar and syntax to show exactly what makes some sentences great—and other sentences suck.

Author: June Casagrande

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9781580083782

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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In this wickedly humorous manual, language columnist June Casagrande uses grammar and syntax to show exactly what makes some sentences great—and other sentences suck. Great writing isn’t born, it’s built—sentence by sentence. But too many writers—and writing guides—overlook this most important unit. The result? Manuscripts that will never be published and writing careers that will never begin. With chapters on “Conjunctions That Kill” and “Words Gone Wild,” this lighthearted guide is perfect for anyone who’s dead serious about writing, from aspiring novelists to nonfiction writers, conscientious students to cheeky literati. So roll up your sleeves and prepare to craft one bold, effective sentence after another. Your readers will thank you.

Professional Writing

Petelin, R., & Durham, M. (1992) The professional writing guide: Writing well and
knowing why. London: Longman. Pinker, S. (2012) The sense of style: The
thinking person's guide to writing in the 21st Century. New York: Penguin.
Rosenblatt ...

Author: Sky Marsen

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 9781352008043

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An Author s Guide to Social Work Journals

152 / Appendix Listed and described below are a number of style and writing
guides that may be used to aid the ... for publication . contains sections on the
mechanics of writing on documentations as well as bibliography preparation .

Author: Henry N. Mendelsohn

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015022049913

Category: Periodicals

Page: 153

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A Writer s Guide to Nonfiction

Discusses the art and craft of writing essays, memoirs, how-to guides, travel, technical reports, feature articles, recipes, and other genres, and provides tips on the business side of writing, target audiences, and marketing.

Author: Elizabeth Lyon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399528679

Category: Reference

Page: 225

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Discusses the art and craft of writing essays, memoirs, how-to guides, travel, technical reports, feature articles, recipes, and other genres, and provides tips on the business side of writing, target audiences, and marketing.

Writer s Guide to Book Editors Publishers and Literary Agents 1999 2000

Atchity , Kenneth J . A Writer ' s Time : A Guide to the Creative Process , from
Vision through Revision ( second edition ) ( New York : Norton , 1995 ) . ...
Exercises , model passages , and amusing examples of good style gone bad .
Bates , Jem ...

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 0761513531

Category: Authorship

Page: 984

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Over the years, "Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents has helped thousands of writers just like you get their books published. With the best and most up-to-date listings of key book publishing insiders, "Writer's Guide gets you past the reject piles and into the hands of the right people. Nowhere else will you find the detail, the insight, the depth. Nowhere else will you find the solid inside information. "Writer's Guide is your key to book publishing success. It gets you inside. It gets you noticed. Your talent will do the rest. "Beats the pants off "Writer's Market." --Michael Werner, coauthor of "Databases for Businesses and "Using Lotus 1-2-3 "This guide started my book publishing career." --Marcos McPeek Villatoro, author of "A Fire in the Earth, They Say That I Am Two, and "Walking to La Milpa "The finest lead source that I've ever seen. A must buy for every writer, published or not!" --Derek Savage, author of "The Second Coming and "The Dancer "Invaluable information, from query letter to book proposal. This book has made my dreams come true." --Eileen Oster, author of "The Healing Mind "This book got my foot in the door." --Wynn Goldsmith, writer "A masterpiece. I have never found so much practical information in this type of book before." --Walter Lambert, author of "Healing the Trauma of Divorce "As a writer and literary agent, this book has been invaluable." --Mary N. Oluonye, O-Squared Literary Agency "Jeff Herman has crammed a generous helping of information and advice into this invaluable book." --Paul Nathan, "Publishers Weekly ""Writer's Guide haseclipsed both "Literary Market Place and "Writer's Market as a source of projects for our agency. At least a third of our sales last year came as a result of this book." --Michael Snell, Michael Snell Literary Agency About the Author /Jeff Herman is founder of The Jeff Herman Literary Agency, one of New York's leading agencies for writers. He has sold hundreds of titles and represents dozens of top authors.