Spellbinding Sentences: A Writer’s Guide to Achieving Excellence and Captivating Readers

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The result? you'll become expert at creating powerful sentences--sentences that will grab your readers' attention and keep them turning pages. As you practice, you'll build your vocabulary and become more aware of what words can do, and you'll expand your repertoire of sentence techniques. With spellbinding Sentences as your guide, you will master the essentials of writing craft.

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How to Be a Writer: Building Your Creative Skills Through Practice and Play

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Writer's Digest Books #ad - Musicians practice. Athletes practice. As a writer you need to do the same. Used book in Good Condition. Whether you have dreams of writing a novel or a memoir or a collection of poems, or you simply want to improve your everyday writing, this innovative book will show you how to build your skills by way of practice.

. You'll learn to:train and develop your writer's powers—creativity, imagination, observation, and the subconsciousUnderstand the true nature of the relationship between you and your readersFind your writer's voiceGet required writing projects done so you have more time for the writing you want to doAnd much more Empowering and down-to-earth, curiosity, memory, How to Be a Writer gives you the tools you need, and tells you what and how to practice so that you can become the writer you want to be.

How to Be a Writer: Building Your Creative Skills Through Practice and Play #ad - Through playful and purposeful exercises, strengthening your ability to come up with things to say, you'll develop your natural aptitude for communication, and your ability to get those things into the minds and the hearts of readers.

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Building Great Sentences: How to Write the Kinds of Sentences You Love to Read Great Courses

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Plume #ad - Whether it’s two words “Jesus wept. Or william faulkner’s 1, sentences have the power to captivate, entertain, most importantly, 287-word sentence in Absalom! Absalom!, motivate, educate, and, delight. Award-winning professor brooks landon draws on examples from masters of long, and Samuel Johnson—to reveal the mechanics of how language works on thoughts and emotions, Joan Didion, Virginia Woolf, providing the tools to write powerful, elegant sentences—including Don DeLillo, more effective sentences.

Yet, the sentence-oriented approach to writing is too often overlooked in favor of bland economy. Used book in Good Condition. Based on the bestselling series from The Great Courses, Building Great Sentences celebrates the sheer joy of language—and will forever change the way you read and write. Building great sentences teaches you to write better sentences by luxuriating in the pleasures of language.

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It Was the Best of Sentences, It Was the Worst of Sentences: A Writer's Guide to Crafting Killer Sentences

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Ten Speed Press #ad - Plume Books. Used book in Good Condition. 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.

It Was the Best of Sentences, It Was the Worst of Sentences: A Writer's Guide to Crafting Killer Sentences #ad - Your readers will thank you. 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. Used book in Good Condition. So roll up your sleeves and prepare to craft one bold, effective sentence after another.

But too many writers—and writing guides—overlook this most important unit.

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How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One

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Harper Paperbacks #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Plume Books. Harper Paperbacks. Drawing on a wide range of  great writers,  how to write a sentence is much more than a writing manual—it is a spirited love letter to the written word, from Philip Roth to Antonin Scalia to Jane Austen, and a key to understanding how great writing works.

Used book in Good Condition. New york times bestseller“both deeper and more democratic than The Elements of Style” – Adam Haslett, Financial Times“A guided tour through some of the most beautiful, arresting sentences in the English language. Slate“like a long periodic sentence, shifts gears, this book rumbles along, gathers steam, and packs a wallop.

How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One #ad - Roy blount Jr. In this entertaining and erudite New York Times bestseller, beloved professor Stanley Fish offers both sentence craft and sentence pleasure.

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Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style

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Graphics Pr #ad - Artful sentences: syntax as Style, generally recognized as the best study of sentence style. Brooks landon, university of Iowa, in Building Useful Sentences, page 122. Used book in Good Condition. Plume Books. In artful sentences: syntax as style, virginia Tufte shows how standard sentence patterns and forms contribute to meaning and art in more than a thousand wonderful sentences from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

The book has special interest for aspiring writers, students of literature and language, and anyone who finds joy in reading and writing. ". Used book in Good Condition. Harper Paperbacks. Used book in Good Condition.

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Story Genius: How to Use Brain Science to Go Beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel Before You Waste Three Years Writing 327 Pages That Go Nowhere

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Ten Speed Press #ad - It’s every novelist’s greatest fear: pouring their blood, sweat, and tears into writing hundreds of pages only to realize that their story has no sense of urgency, no internal logic, and so is a page one rewrite. The prevailing wisdom in the writing community is that there are just two ways around this problem: pantsing winging it and plotting focusing on the external plot.

Following on the heels of lisa cron's breakout first book, Wired for Story, this writing guide reveals how to use cognitive storytelling strategies to build a scene-by-scene blueprint for a riveting story. Used book in Good Condition. Story coach lisa cron has spent her career discovering why these methods don’t work and coming up with a powerful alternative, based on the science behind what our brains are wired to crave in every story we read and it’s not what you think.

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The Situation and the Story: The Art of Personal Narrative

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - In it, she teaches us to write by teaching us how to read: how to recognize truth when we hear it in the writing of others and in our own. Plume Books. Used book in Good Condition. Taking us on a reading tour of some of the best memoirs and essays of the past hundred years, and demonstrates the enduring truth-speaker to be found in the work of writers as diverse as Edmund Gosse, James Baldwin, Gornick traces the changing idea of self that has dominated the century, Oscar Wilde, Joan Didion, or Marguerite Duras.

This book, which grew out of fifteen years teaching in MFA programs, is itself a model of the lucid inteligence that has made Gornick one of our most admired writers of ninfiction. Harper Paperbacks. Farrar Straus Giroux. In a story or a novel the "i" who tells this tale can be, and often is, an unreliable narrator but in nonfiction the reader must always be persuaded that the narrator is speaking truth.

The Situation and the Story: The Art of Personal Narrative #ad - How does one pull from one's own boring, agitated self the truth-speaker who will tell the story a personal narrative needs to tell? That is the question The Situation and the Story asks--and answers. Used book in Good Condition. A guide to the art of personal writing, by the author of Fierce Attachments and The End of the Novel of LoveAll narrative writing must pull from the raw material of life a tale that will shape experience, transform event, deliver a bit of wisdom.

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Storycraft: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing

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University of Chicago Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Harper Paperbacks. Revealing the stories behind the stories, anecdotes, Hart brings readers into the process of developing nonfiction narratives by sharing tips, and recommendations he forged during his decades-long career in journalism. With examples that draw from magazine essays, documentaries, and radio programs, book-length nonfiction narratives, Storycraft will be an indispensable resource for years to come.

Used book in Good Condition. Plume Books. From the work of the new journalists in the 1960s, susan orlean, to blockbuster book-length narratives such as Mary Roach’s Stiff or Erik Larson’s Devil in the White City, to the New Yorker essays of John McPhee, Atul Gawande, and a host of others, narrative nonfiction has come into its own.

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From there, genres, styles, he expands the discussion to other well-known writers to show the broad range of texts, and media to which his advice applies. Yet writers looking for guidance on reporting and writing true stories have had few places to turn for advice. Used book in Good Condition.

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Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into Print

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William Morrow Paperbacks #ad - Plume Books. Farrar Straus Giroux. Hundreds of books have been written on the art of writing. Here at last is a book by two professional editors to teach writers the techniques of the editing trade that turn promising manuscripts into published novels and short stories. In this completely revised and updated second edition, the writer, Renni Browne and Dave King teach you, how to apply the editing techniques they have developed to your own work.

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into Print #ad - Used book in Good Condition. William Morrow Company. Chapters on dialogue, exposition, interior monologue, point of view, and other techniques take you through the same processes an expert editor would go through to perfect your manuscript. Harper Paperbacks. Used book in Good Condition. Each point is illustrated with examples, many drawn from the hundreds of books Browne and King have edited.

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The 3 A.M. Epiphany: Uncommon Writing Exercises that Transform Your Fiction

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Writer's Digest Books #ad - Plume Books. Used book in Good Condition. William Morrow Company. Insight and creativity - the desire to push the boundaries of your writing - strike when you least expect it. Used book in Good Condition. Discover just how good your Writing Can BeIf you write, you know what it's like. And you're often in no position to act: in the shower, driving the kids to school.

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Used book in Good Condition. It's just what you need to craft refreshing new fiction, discover bold new insights, and explore what it means to be a writer. It's never too early to start--not even 3 A. M.

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