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Spunk and Bite

A Writer's Guide to Punchier, More Engaging Language and Style

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Spunk and Bite: A Writer's Guide to Punchier, More Engaging Language and Style by Arthur Plotnik
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This is a practical and fun guide for anyone who wants to write with greater clarity. Market demand, "Eats, Shoots and Leaves" was based on punctuation, "Spunk and Bite" will emphasize the elements of locution and style. In 36 concise chapters, "Spunk and Bite" will cover topics such as "elements of surprise," "freshening the vocabulary," "hot nouns from verbs," and "world class words from abroad." Other chapters include: describing the extraordinary; writing for Generations X, Y and beyond; stellar leads, stunning endings; choosing narrative tense; Diction: be the word; words with beautiful music; mouthwatering verbs; finding the names of things; semicolons with confidence; the feng shui of writing; achieving "edge"; and whom we write for.

Author Biography

Arthur Plotnik is author of the best-selling Elements of Editing. He was an editorial director for the American Library Association, and continues to be a leading presence in the library profession.
Release date NZ
February 3rd, 2006
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Random House USA Inc
Interest Age
Adult
Pages
208
Dimensions
140x210x27
ISBN-13
9780375721151
Product ID
1670360

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