Author: William Brohaugh
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date: 2007-09-01
"These days, most creative-writing courses teach self-indulgence. Write Tight counsels discipline. It is worth more than a university education. Its advice is gold." -Dean Koontz Foreword by Lawrence Block Not since The Elements of Style has a writing guide had the ability to turn a writer's work around so effectively. Every writer struggles with keeping their prose focused and concise, but surprisingly few books address this essential topic. Write Tight is an informative and utterly readable guide that tackles these issues head-on. William Brohaugh, former editor of Writer's Digest, goes beyond the discussion on redundancy and overwriting to take on evasiveness, affectations, roundabout writing, tangents and "invisible" words. Other topics include: -Outlining the four levels of wordiness -Identifying 16 types of flabby writing -Exercises that help writers avoid wordiness -Streamlining through sidebars and checklists -Tests that show how concise a writer's prose is "Write Tight is a supremely valuable, 'must-have' for aspiring writers in all fields from prose to nonfiction, journalistic copy, screenwriting and so much more." -Midwest Book Review
A bright, tight writer’s guide; that is what Phillipa Glendinning wrote in the Grahamstown Festival paper ‘Wordstock’ about How to Write – Right! She also says : this comprehensive guide is set out in a simple and easy to use ... How to Write – Right! Is effective in teaching discipline and provides some eye opening points on being an author and publishing ... What this book covers: How to write Do you regard yourself as a writer The spirituality of writing Creative writing Creativity of your right Editing checklist Writing and technology Report writing Writing your book Self-publishing versus traditional publishing How to market your work Writing for publications Other writing tips Synopsis: The book is created from the author’s experience as a writer, a teacher of writing and from the point of view of a publisher. The main ethos of the book is to encourage all who read the book to write. It is motivational and supportive. It contains many practical exercises, writing drills and examples. It also addresses the common mistakes that consistently appear in the manuscripts that are received by Graysonian Press. How to Write - Right! will not only help potential authors, it is for everyone who writes messages, emails, letters – that is, just about everyone!
Author: Robert Allen
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2005-06-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
The Penguin Writers' Guides series provides authoritative, succinct and easy-to-follow guidance on specific aspects of written English. Whether you need to brush up your skills or get to grips with something for the first time, these invaluable Guides will help you find the best way to get your message across clearly and effectively. This essential guide covers the key rules - and pitfalls - of written and spoken grammar. It covers such areas as: the building blocks of language, common errors and misconceptions, choosing the right level of expression, differences between British and American English, and political correctness. It also discusses various uses of language, from creative writing, CVs and reports to verbal presentations, and business and personal letters, with many useful suggestions for accurate and fluent English.
Author: John Peck
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Release Date: 2012-07-31
Genre: Study Aids
Shows students how to make their writing effective and grammatically correct. Organised into mini units and easy to read, it deals with everyday tasks and problems. This second edition adds further guidance on common questions raised by students, for example 'When does one use italics and/or underlining?'
Author: Dr John Peck
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Release Date: 2005-08-05
Feedback from users of the Student's Guide to Writing suggested that some students find it hard to make time to read a book from cover to cover, and need a quick, problem-solving approach to improving their writing. This is what is offered in Peck and Coyle's new book Write it Right. Write it Right offers advice in short 'modules' which target particular tasks (such as applications or essays) or common problems (like punctuation). It will be ideal for students who are short of time, but nevertheless want to improve their writing.
If your writing needs a pick-me-up, here’s a triple espresso. You don’t have to be a grammar whiz to improve your writing. This quick guide delivers maximum results with minimum pain. If you’re a student, Cut it Out will help you write better essays and earn higher grades. If you’re a professional, Cut it Out will make you a stronger communicator in every facet of your written work. Using uniquely Canadian vignettes, professional writing coach Laura Swart teaches you how to avoid the 10 most common writing errors, trim excess words from your sentences, and eliminate telltale signs of weak writing. Say goodbye to meandering prose, and say hello to powerful sentences and paragraphs.
Author: Sue Hertz
Publisher: CQ Press
Release Date: 2015-02-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Developing nonfiction writers at any stage of their career Write Choices: Elements of Nonfiction Storytelling helps writers cultivate their nonfiction storytelling skills by exploring the universal decisions writers confront when crafting any kind of factual narrative. Rather than isolating various forms of narrative nonfiction into categories or genres, Sue Hertz focuses on examining the common choices all true storytellers encounter, whether they are writing memoir, literary journalism, personal essays, or travel essays. And since today’s writers are no longer confined to paper, Write Choices also includes digital storytelling options, and how writers can employ technology to enhance their narratives. Integrating not only her own insights and experience as a journalist, nonfiction book author, and writing instructor, but also those of other established nonfiction storytellers, both print and digital, Hertz aims to guide writers through key decisions to tell the best story possible. Blending how-to instruction with illuminating examples and commentaries drawn from original interviews with master storytellers, Write Choices is a valuable resource for all nonfiction writers, from essayists to memoirists to literary journalists, at any stage of their career.
During the fi fteen years Glenda Baker was the publisher and editor-in-chief of NEWN, she read and critiqued hundreds of short stories. She also wrote many of her own. This volume contains twenty-two of Glendas storiesfrom short (21,000 words) to short-short (about 1,000 words) to flash fiction (52 words total) in which Glenda addresses subjects such as: After doing a favor for his boss, how does a man end up in an maze he cant find his way out of? What would happen if a contemporary kid created a golem? What secrets do three generations of women learn about each other while on a weekend trip to Cape Cod? How far will a passive-aggressive woman go if pushed to the limit?
Author: Barbara Holtzclaw
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2009-10-07
Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition. Grant Writing Tips for Nurses is a reader-friendly primer that acknowledges that grant writing is an essential skill for today's nurse. The text follows a logical path, moving from the reasons for seeking grant funding, the types of grants available, and the structure and content for a typical grant proposal, to the transit of grant proposals through internal institutional processes, deadlines and signatures, and progress through review by the funding agency. Final chapters take a glance foward to future funding, ethical dilemmas related to grants, and life after grants. An Essential Resource for Your Course!
Author: Deborah Halverson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-06-09
Your hands-on, friendly guide to writing young adult fiction With young adult book sales rising, and bestselling authors likeJ.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer exploding onto the scene, aspiringYA writers are more numerous than ever. Are you interested inwriting a young adult novel, but aren't sure how to fit the stylethat appeals to young readers? Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies gives you tricksof the trade and proven tips on all the steps to write a YA book,from developing an idea to publication. Unique writing exercises to help you find your own authenticteen voice Tips to avoid when submitting manuscripts How to break into the flourishing young adult market With the help of this step-by-step guide, you'll have all theskills to write an inspiring and marketable young adult novel.
Write on! Write with students in grades 5–6 using Skill Builders: Writing. The exercises in this 80-page book ensure that students master skills before progressing. Entertaining and interactive activities with eye-catching graphics make learning and reviewing fun and effective. The book is a great tool for keeping students current during the school year or preparing them during the summer for the grade ahead. The book supports NCTE standards and aligns with national standards.