Reference

Write Tight

Author: William Brohaugh

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 716

"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
Language Arts & Disciplines

Write Tight

Author: William Brohaugh

Publisher: Sourcebooks Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 221

View: 997

Not since The Elements of Style has a writing guide had the ability to turn a writer's work around so effectively.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Brighten Your English Writing Skills

Author: K. K. Singh

Publisher: K.K. Publications

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 122

Every human knows at least one language, spoken or signed. Linguistics is the science of language, including the sounds, words, and grammar rules. Words in languages are finite, but sentences are not. It is this creative aspect of human language that sets it apart from animal languages, which are essentially responses to stimuli. The rules of a language, also called grammar, are learned as one acquires a language. These rules include phonology, the sound system, morphology, the structure of words, syntax, the combination of words into sentences, semantics, the ways in which sounds and meanings are related, and the lexicon, or mental dictionary of words. When you know a language, you know words in that language. However, the sounds and meanings of words are arbitrary. For the most part, there is no relationship between the way a word is pronounced and its meaning.
Business & Economics

More Great Ideas A Day

Author:

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

View: 130

Are you looking for a great idea or some inspiration to make your business more effective and cutting edge? Do you need to motivate and inspire your employees, shareholders or customers? Do you need to turbocharge your career? Do you want to do things differently? By starting each day with a new idea, you can meet the challenges of modern-day business and work with energy and creativity. This bumper book contains 365 more great business ideas, one for each day of the year, extracted from the world’s best companies and managers. From marketing to PR, presentations to time management, starting up new businesses to reducing costs, sales to writing great copy, each idea is succinctly described and is followed by advice on how it can be applied to the reader’s own business situation. More Great Ideas a Day… is the companion guide to the best-selling An Idea a Day and offers even more ideas in a simple but potenitally powerful book for anyone seeking new inspiration and that killer application in their business and work life.
Business & Economics

100 Great Presentation Ideas

Author: Patrick Forsyth

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 974

Every manager has to make presentations of various kinds. No matter what the presentation is, however, most of us prefer not to do them at all. Presentations represent the second greatest fear to managers (after going to the dentist!). This book contains 100 great ideas to make your presentations go smoothly and successfully. Researched from leading companies and successful managers around the world, each idea is described in a succinct way. You are then shown how to apply that idea to your own presentation situation. A simple formula which has the potential to reap great rewards.
Study Aids

Write it Right

Author: John Peck

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Study Aids

Page: 216

View: 494

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?'
Language Arts & Disciplines

Write it Right

Author: Dr John Peck

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 612

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.
Business & Economics

Writing for Business

Author:

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 83

View: 966

Effective business writing rests on a foundation of basic principles. Master them, and you'll know how to handle the many different writing tasks that come your way. This book contains relevant information on how to: 1) Organize your document according to your readers' needs. 2) Employ a variety of strategies for jump-starting your writing assignments. 3) Apply editing and design principles to heighten the impact of your message. The Pocket Mentor series offers immediate solutions to the challenges managers face on the job every day. Each book in the series is packed with handy tools, self-tests, and real life examples to help you identify strengths and weaknesses and hone critical skills. Whether you're at your desk, in a meeting, or on the road, these portable guides enable you to tackle the daily demands of your work with greater speed, savvy, and effectiveness.
Performing Arts

A Guide to Screenwriting Success

Author: Stephen V. Duncan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 378

View: 360

A Guide to Screenwriting Success, Second Edition provides a comprehensive overview of writing—and rewriting—a screenplay or teleplay and writing for digital content. Duncan's handy book teaches new screenwriters the process of creating a professional screenplay from beginning to end. It shows that inspiration, creativity, and good writing are not elusive concepts but attainable goals that any motivated person can aspire to. Duncan includes sections on all aspects of screenwriting—from character development to story templates—and breaks down the three acts of a screenplay into manageable pieces. A Guide to Screenwriting Success contains dozens of exercises to help writers through these steps. The second half of Duncan's practical book covers another, often overlooked, side of screenwriting—the teleplay. Aspiring writers who also want to try their hand at writing for television will need to learn the specifics of the field. The book breaks down this area into two parts, the one-hour teleplay and the situation comedy. There is a section on writing and producing digital content that embraces the “Do It Yourself” attitude to approaching a career in the entertainment industry. Success in screenwriting is no longer a dream but an achievable goal for those who pick up Duncan's guide.