Write Tight

Author: William Brohaugh
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402250576
Release Date: 2007-09-01
Genre: Reference

"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

Get It Right

Author: Frederick T. Yu
Publisher:
ISBN: UCSC:32106008448182
Release Date: 1985-01-01
Genre: Feature writing


How to Write Right

Author: Patrick Grayson
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9780987499790
Release Date: 2013-04-02
Genre: Self-Help

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!

Cut It Out

Author: Laura Swart
Publisher: Brush Education
ISBN: 9781550597585
Release Date: 2018-03-31
Genre: Reference

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.

Penguin Writers Guides How to Write Better English

Author: Robert Allen
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141941356
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.

Write it Right

Author: John Peck
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137153234
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?'

Write it Right

Author: Dr John Peck
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9780230367975
Release Date: 2005-08-05
Genre: Education

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.

How to Write a Thesis

Author: Rowena Murray
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335244294
Release Date: 2011-05-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Coders at Work

Author: Peter Seibel
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430219491
Release Date: 2009-12-21
Genre: Computers

Peter Seibel interviews 15 of the most interesting computer programmers alive today in Coders at Work, offering a companion volume to Apress’s highly acclaimed best-seller Founders at Work by Jessica Livingston. As the words “at work” suggest, Peter Seibel focuses on how his interviewees tackle the day-to-day work of programming, while revealing much more, like how they became great programmers, how they recognize programming talent in others, and what kinds of problems they find most interesting. Hundreds of people have suggested names of programmers to interview on the Coders at Work web site: www.codersatwork.com. The complete list was 284 names. Having digested everyone’s feedback, we selected 15 folks who’ve been kind enough to agree to be interviewed: Frances Allen: Pioneer in optimizing compilers, first woman to win the Turing Award (2006) and first female IBM fellow Joe Armstrong: Inventor of Erlang Joshua Bloch: Author of the Java collections framework, now at Google Bernie Cosell: One of the main software guys behind the original ARPANET IMPs and a master debugger Douglas Crockford: JSON founder, JavaScript architect at Yahoo! L. Peter Deutsch: Author of Ghostscript, implementer of Smalltalk-80 at Xerox PARC and Lisp 1.5 on PDP-1 Brendan Eich: Inventor of JavaScript, CTO of the Mozilla Corporation Brad Fitzpatrick: Writer of LiveJournal, OpenID, memcached, and Perlbal Dan Ingalls: Smalltalk implementor and designer Simon Peyton Jones: Coinventor of Haskell and lead designer of Glasgow Haskell Compiler Donald Knuth: Author of The Art of Computer Programming and creator of TeX Peter Norvig: Director of Research at Google and author of the standard text on AI Guy Steele: Coinventor of Scheme and part of the Common Lisp Gang of Five, currently working on Fortress Ken Thompson: Inventor of UNIX Jamie Zawinski: Author of XEmacs and early Netscape/Mozilla hacker

Das Leben und das Schreiben

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641054007
Release Date: 2011-02-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Write Choices

Author: Sue Hertz
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781483322629
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.

Summer Storm and Other Stories

Author: Glenda Baker
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781465325457
Release Date: 2009-04-13
Genre: Fiction

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?

Grant Writing Handbook for Nurses

Author: Barbara Holtzclaw
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449666446
Release Date: 2009-10-07
Genre: Medical

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!

Educating Pizzy

Author: Z. J. Galos
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 9781434961402
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: Fiction