When Good People Write Bad Sentences

" These are just a few of the warning signs that you might have an addiction to bad writing. But fear not. This practical guide to eliminating bad writing habits will put you on the path to recovery.

Author: Robert W. Harris

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781466852327

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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At last, help for writers who can admit they have a problem. Do you get a lift by dangling a participle? Has your punctuation ever caused difficulties at home or at work? Do you consider yourself just a "social misspeller?" These are just a few of the warning signs that you might have an addiction to bad writing. But fear not. This practical guide to eliminating bad writing habits will put you on the path to recovery. Filled with accessible advice and examples, this "powerful 12-step program" identifies the most common writing mistakes and offers simple ways to correct them. Here, you can learn to overcome wordiness, formality, incompleteness, and other problems that stand in the way of clear communication. And as you learn to eliminate ineffective sentences, you'll be "writing off" jargon, mixed metaphors, clichés, and more. The advice in this ingenious and useful book has helped Tom G., Martha D., and Cathy W.* write more clearly, confidently, and persuasively. It can do the same for you - whether you write for school, work, or pleasure. If you've tried other programs, only to fall back on bad habits, let Standard English be your guide. This book will show you how. Get ready to improve your writing skills - one sentence at a time. *their real names

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One Hundred Words Every High School Freshman Should Know BR 15947 by
American Heritage Dictionaries 1 volume ... When Good People Write Bad
Sentences : Twelve Steps to Better Writing Habits BR 15628 by Robert W. Harris
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When Good People Write Bad Sentences : Twelve Steps to Better Writing Habits
RC 58539 by Robert W. Harris read by Mark Ashby 1 cassette Strategies for
overcoming an “ addiction to bad writing . ” Examines the roots of common writing
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101 Things NOT to Do Before You Die

Or push an elevator button more than twice? Think again! In many cases, you'll be better off not doing what "they" say you should do. Let 101 Things NOT to Do Before You Die be your guide to getting more out of life---simply by doing less.

Author: Robert W. Harris

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429980081

Category: Humor

Page: 192

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A witty, subversive guide that turns conventional "wisdom"" upside down! Too many books tell us what to do to achieve happiness---unfortunately, often at great risk, expense, or effort. 101 Things NOT to Do Before You Die is not one of those books. It's a book for the rest of us. Robert W. Harris says it's what we don't do that determines our happiness quotient. Using the exciting principle of "selective inaction," the author helps us adjust our thinking so we can make more satisfying decisions in everyday situations. For example, do you think you'll feel complete if you try to run with the bulls? Don't do it! Do you feel compelled to drive around searching for the "best" parking spot? Don't do it! Are you sometimes tempted to confuse Randy Quaid with Dennis Quaid? Just don't do it! Do you think that you should watch the colorized version of It's a Wonderful Life? Or ponder the lyrics to "Louie, Louie"? Or read War and Peace? Or push an elevator button more than twice? Think again! In many cases, you'll be better off not doing what "they" say you should do. Let 101 Things NOT to Do Before You Die be your guide to getting more out of life---simply by doing less.

The Elements of Visual Style

A handy reference encompasses the fundamental principles and techniques of design for both PC or Mac users, covering everything from understanding typography to manipulating art.

Author: Robert W. Harris

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618772456

Category: Computers

Page: 177

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A handy reference encompasses the fundamental principles and techniques of design for both PC or Mac users, covering everything from understanding typography to manipulating art.

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Author: Robert W. Harris

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 0395203597

Category: Reference

Page: 1550

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Contains over 155,000 entries, with current meanings given first. Includes notes on usage, quoted and original examples, and several thousand illustrations.

Interpretive Writing

ALAN LEFTRIDGE 27 Confuses & Misuses , When Good People Write Bad
Sentences , Sin and Syntax , The Elements of Style , and On Writing Well . 9 . Use
either one or three exclamation points , never two , four , or more . One
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Author: Alan Leftridge

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D02650590S

Category: Interpretation of cultural and natural resources

Page: 132

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"The book introduces you to the strategies promoted by the National Association for Interpretation and the National Park Service for written interpretation, with a focus on developing tangibles, intangibles, universals, and interpretive themes in your writing, while avoiding trite expressions. These strategies and skills apply to your brochures, web sites, exhibits, public service announcements, books, magazine articles and other interpretive projects."--pub. description.

The People

Mr. Bowes adds , that bad men would not conspire to write a good book . ... in the
world , strictly speaking , as either a good man or a bad man ; -or , in other words
, that there is no man that is absolutely good , and no man that is utterly bad .

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Writers and Their Craft

That was in the days , ” he corrects himself , “ when people knew the difference (
between good writing and bad ) . Now , as I say , they don ' t quite know what a
good sentence or a bad sentence is . ” The difference between good writing and
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Author: Sybil Steinberg

Publisher: Reed Press(NY)

ISBN: IND:30000092661556

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 541

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