The Lively Art of Writing

The Lively Art of Writing
Author: Lucile Vaughan Payne
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 193
Release: 1969-03-01
ISBN: 0451627121
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lively Art of Writing Book Excerpt:

An essential refernce for writers—both new and experienced—that will help improve your writing skills and style and help you say exactly what you want to say. Students, teachers, businessmen, aspiring authors, and complaining consumers all have one thing in common—the need to express successfully ideas, opinions, arguments, problems, explanations, or instructions through the medium of the written word. And The Lively Art of Writing is the perfect guide to the mastery of this essential skill. It will answer all of your questions, provide you with the best techniques, and offer important information about: • Choosing a subject • Working with words • The sound of sentences • The power of paragraphs • Essentials of style • Essays, theses, and term papers • And much, much more...

The Lively Art of Writing

The Lively Art of Writing
Author: Lucile Vaughan Payne
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 223
Release: 1975-06-01
ISBN: 9780205091607
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series

Catalog of Copyright Entries  Third Series
Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publsiher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress
Total Pages: 1302
Release: 1968
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Copyright
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series Book Excerpt:

Includes Part 1, Number 2: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals July - December)

Writing Inventions

Writing Inventions
Author: Scott Lloyd DeWitt
Publsiher: State University of New York Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2001-07-29
ISBN: 0791490319
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing Inventions Book Excerpt:

A collection of instructional stories, research, and classroom applications for teachers who use computers in their writing instruction.

The Winning Brief 100 Tips for Persuasive Briefing in Trial and Appellate Courts

The Winning Brief  100 Tips for Persuasive Briefing in Trial and Appellate Courts
Author: Bryan A. Garner
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2004-02-13
ISBN: 9780199826629
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Winning Brief 100 Tips for Persuasive Briefing in Trial and Appellate Courts Book Excerpt:

Good legal writing wins court cases. It its first edition, The Winning Brief proved that the key to writing well is understanding the judicial readership. Now, in a revised and updated version of this modern classic, Bryan A. Garner explains the art of effective writing in 100 concise, practical, and easy-to-use sections. Covering everything from the rules for planning and organizing a brief to openers that can capture a judge's attention from the first few words, these tips add up to the most compelling, orderly, and visually appealing brief that an advocate can present. In Garner's view, good writing is good thinking put to paper. "Never write a sentence that you couldn't easily speak," he warns-and demonstrates how to do just that. Beginning each tip with a set of quotable quotes from experts, he then gives masterly advice on building sound paragraphs, drafting crisp sentences, choosing the best words ("Strike pursuant to from your vocabulary."), quoting authority, citing sources, and designing a document that looks as impressive as it reads. Throughout, he shows how to edit for maximal impact, using vivid before-and-after examples that apply the basics of rhetoric to persuasive writing. Filled with examples of good and bad writing from actual briefs filed in courts of all types, The Winning Brief also covers the new appellate rules for preparing federal briefs. Constantly collecting material from his seminars and polling judges for their preferences, the second edition delivers the same solid guidelines with even more supporting evidence. Including for the first time sections on the ever-changing rules of acceptable legal writing, Garner's new edition keeps even the most seasoned lawyers on their toes and writing briefs that win cases. An invaluable resource for attorneys, law clerks, judges, paralegals, law students and their teachers, The Winning Brief has the qualities that make all of Garner's books so popular: authority, accessibility, and page after page of techniques that work. If you're writing to win a case, this book shouldn't merely be on your shelf--it should be open on your desk.

How Writing Works

How Writing Works
Author: Dominic Wyse
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-11-23
ISBN: 1316884872
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Writing Works Book Excerpt:

From the invention of the alphabet to the explosion of the internet, Dominic Wyse takes us on a unique journey into the process of writing. Starting with seven extraordinary examples that serve as a backdrop to the themes explored, it pays particular attention to key developments in the history of language, including Aristotle's grammar through socio-cultural multimodality, to pragmatist philosophy of communication. Analogies with music are used as a comparator throughout the book, yielding radically new insights into composition processes. The book presents the first comprehensive analysis of the Paris Review Interviews with the world's greatest writers such as Louise Erdrich, Gabriel Garcia Márquez, Ted Hughes, and Marilynne Robinson. It critically reviews the most influential guides to styles and standards of language, and presents new research on young people's creativity and writing. Drawing on over twenty years of findings, Wyse presents research-informed innovative practices to demonstrate powerfully how writing can be learned and taught.

The Freelance Writer s Handbook

The Freelance Writer s Handbook
Author: Gary Provost
Publsiher: Crossroad Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-03-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Freelance Writer s Handbook Book Excerpt:

Because of his entertaining style, the late Gary Provost was one of the nations leading and most beloved writing instructors. A sought-after speaker, consultant, and celebrity biographer, Provost the writers writer authored thousands of articles and columns, and dozens of books covering most every genre. His highly acclaimed Writers Retreat Workshop, and video and audio courses remain available through writersretreatworkshop.com. The Freelance Writer's Handbook contains a wealth of information on leads, query letters, markets and making money off of writing.

English Journal

English Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 544
Release: 1985
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English philology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Chicago Guide to Grammar Usage and Punctuation

The Chicago Guide to Grammar  Usage  and Punctuation
Author: Bryan A. Garner
Publsiher: Univ of Chicago+ORM
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2016-05-16
ISBN: 022619129X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chicago Guide to Grammar Usage and Punctuation Book Excerpt:

The authoritative guide to using the English language effectively, from “the greatest writer on grammar and usage that this country has ever produced” (David Yerkes, Columbia University). The author of The Chicago Manual of Style’s popular “Grammar and Usage” chapter, Bryan A. Garner is renowned for explaining the vagaries of English with absolute precision and utmost clarity. With The Chicago Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation, he has written the definitive guide for writers who want their prose to be both memorable and correct. Garner describes standard literary English—the forms that mark writers and speakers as educated users of the language. He also offers historical context for understanding the development of these forms. The section on grammar explains how the canonical parts of speech came to be identified, while the section on syntax covers the nuances of sentence patterns as well as both traditional sentence diagramming and transformational grammar. The usage section provides an unprecedented trove of empirical evidence in the form of Google Ngrams, diagrams that illustrate the changing prevalence of specific terms over decades and even centuries of English literature. Garner also treats punctuation and word formation, and concludes the book with an exhaustive glossary of grammatical terms and a bibliography of suggested further reading and references. The Chicago Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation is a magisterial work, the culmination of Garner’s lifelong study of the English language. The result is a landmark resource that will offer clear guidelines to students, writers, and editors alike. “[A manual] for those of us laboring to produce expository prose: nonfiction books, journalistic articles, memorandums, business letters. The conservatism of his advice pushes you to consider audience and occasion, so that you will understand when to follow convention and when you can safely break it.”—John E. McIntyre, Baltimore Sun

Resources in Education

Resources in Education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Creative Writing

Creative Writing
Author: Graeme Harper,Jeri Kroll
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2020-08-28
ISBN: 1137609575
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creative Writing Book Excerpt:

This stimulating edited collection focuses on the practice of revision across all creative writing genres, providing a guide to the modes and methods of drafting, revising and editing. Offering an overview of how creative writing is generated and improved, the chapters address questions of how creative writers revise, why editing is such a crucial part of the creative process and how understanding the theories underpinning revision can enhance writers' projects. Innovative and thought-provoking, this book is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students of creative writing, along with all creative writers looking to hone and polish their craft.

The Lawyer s Guide to Writing Well

The Lawyer s Guide to Writing Well
Author: Tom Goldstein,Jethro K. Lieberman
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2016-01-08
ISBN: 0520288432
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lawyer s Guide to Writing Well Book Excerpt:

This best-selling book outlines the causes and consequences of bad legal writing and prescribes straightforward, easy-to-apply remedies that will make your writing readable. Usage notes address lawyers' most common errors, and editing exercises allow readers to test their skills, making this an invaluable tool for practicing lawyers as well as a sensible grounding for law students. New sections in this edition: - Getting to the point - Communicating digitally - Writing persuasively - Twenty-five common mistakes"--Provided by publisher.

Writing Your Life History A Journey of Self Discovery

Writing Your Life History  A Journey of Self Discovery
Author: Hilda K. Ross, Ph.D.
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2016-05-31
ISBN: 1483449033
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing Your Life History A Journey of Self Discovery Book Excerpt:

This manual provides valuable tools such as the Life Framework, techniques for organizing your material, a reading list, memory prodders, and the writing hints that have been deemed worthy of special mention by the students. Hilda states: "My interest in working with the Life History stems from many years of professional involvement with the older people. Clearly the Life History helped them recall their abilities in surmounting great difficulties, providing a strong foundation for getting on with life with renewed vigor and enthusiasm. A completed Life History gives the writer grand rewards: an enthusiasm for getting on with life, a document for living for the next generations, and for your family and friends, an opportunity to know who you are."

Legal Writing in Plain English Second Edition

Legal Writing in Plain English  Second Edition
Author: Bryan A. Garner
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-08-26
ISBN: 022603139X
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Legal Writing in Plain English Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Admirably clear, concise, down-to-earth, and powerful—all too often, legal writing embodies none of these qualities. Its reputation for obscurity and needless legalese is widespread. Since 2001 Bryan A. Garner’s Legal Writing in Plain English has helped address this problem by providing lawyers, judges, paralegals, law students, and legal scholars with sound advice and practical tools for improving their written work. Now the leading guide to clear writing in the field, this indispensable volume encourages legal writers to challenge conventions and offers valuable insights into the writing process that will appeal to other professionals: how to organize ideas, create and refine prose, and improve editing skills. Accessible and witty, Legal Writing in Plain English draws on real-life writing samples that Garner has gathered through decades of teaching experience. Trenchant advice covers all types of legal materials, from analytical and persuasive writing to legal drafting, and the book’s principles are reinforced by sets of basic, intermediate, and advanced exercises in each section. In this new edition, Garner preserves the successful structure of the original while adjusting the content to make it even more classroom-friendly. He includes case examples from the past decade and addresses the widespread use of legal documents in electronic formats. His book remains the standard guide for producing the jargon-free language that clients demand and courts reward.

Garner on Language and Writing

Garner on Language and Writing
Author: Bryan A. Garner
Publsiher: American Bar Association
Total Pages: 884
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9781604424454
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Garner on Language and Writing Book Excerpt:

Since the 1987 appearance of A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage, Bryan A. Garner has proved to be a versatile and prolific writer on legal-linguistic subjects. This collection of his essays shows both profound scholarship and sharp wit. The essays cover subjects as wide-ranging as learning to write, style, persuasion, contractual and legislative drafting, grammar, lexicography, writing in law school, writing in law practice, judicial writing, and all the literature relating to these diverse subjects.

The TASK of Reading and Writing

The TASK of Reading and Writing
Author: Norman John Unrau
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 376
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Critical thinking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The TASK of Reading and Writing Book Excerpt:

10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know

10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know
Author: Jeff Anderson
Publsiher: Stenhouse Publishers
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1571108106
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know Book Excerpt:

Whether writing a blog entry or a high-stakes test essay, fiction or nonfiction, short story or argumentation, students need to know certain things in order to write effectively. In 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know, Jeff Anderson focuses on developing the concepts and application of ten essential aspects of good writing--motion, models, focus, detail, form, frames, cohesion, energy, words, and clutter. Throughout the book, Jeff provides dozens of model texts, both fiction and nonfiction, that bring alive the ten things every writer needs to know. By analyzing strong mentor texts, young writers learn what is possible and experiment with the strategies professional writers use. Students explore, discover, and apply what makes good writing work. Jeff dedicates a chapter to each of the ten things every writer needs to know and provides mini-lessons, mentor texts, writing process strategies, and classroom tips that will motivate students to confidently and competently take on any writing task. With standardized tests and Common Core Curriculum influencing classrooms nationwide, educators must stay true to what works in writing instruction. 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know keeps teachers on track--encouraging, discovering, inspiring, reminding, and improving writing through conversation, inquiry, and the support of good writing behaviors.

On Leadership

On Leadership
Author: Donald J. Palmisano
Publsiher: Skyhorse + ORM
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2011-05-11
ISBN: 1628733276
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Leadership Book Excerpt:

Lessons on making effective, inspiring decisions from case studies of former, real-life leaders in times of crisis. Anyone can claim to be a leader in times of calm, but crisis situations sift the true visionaries from the false ones. Recent events in global affairs make it increasingly apparent that nations must cultivate and encourage true leaders—and eschew false ones—if they hope to survive. Fortunately, effective leadership is a skill that can be taught, especially through the study of exemplary figures of the past. In each chapter of On Leadership, Donald J. Palmisano cites an example of positive or negative action as a source from which to glean essential leadership lessons. Through guided analysis of each real-life situation, readers will learn detailed, practical methods and strategies for becoming true leaders. This second edition includes two new chapters which are highly applicable to today’s issues: “Leadership in Crisis: The British Petroleum Gulf Oil Spill,” and “Emerging Leaders in a Time of Crisis.” On Leadership provides crucial advice for those who aspire to become effective leaders in any position. “Whether you’re looking to improve a management style or inspire others, this book is an invaluable tool.” —Bill Frist, former US Senate majority leader

A Leader s Guide to Giving a Memorable Speech

A Leader s Guide to Giving a Memorable Speech
Author: Donald J. Palmisano
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN: 1510755357
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Leader s Guide to Giving a Memorable Speech Book Excerpt:

Expert advice on delivering an unforgettable, stirring talk or lecture! “Highly readable, immediately useful and deeply enjoyable!” —John J. Nance, Aviation Analyst , ABC World News “Insights on avoiding panic and other pitfalls, the use of rhetorical devices, and how to wow audiences from this masterful speaker who has done over 1000 speeches and interviews.” —John N. Kennedy, United States Senator for Louisiana A good leader must be intelligent, charismatic, strong, and inspiring. A good leader must stir passion and instill knowledge in the minds of followers, whether in the field of business, medicine, politics, sports, or entertainment. A memorable speech is a powerful tool for demonstrating leadership and inspiring listeners for years to come. You can give a stirring, memorable speech, and be seen as a real leader, and Donald J. Palmisano can help you. Here Palmisano shares proven tips on delivering an inspiring and motivating speech. Drawing from his popular seminar at Tulane University School of Medicine and over 1,000 speeches and interviews, Dr. Palmisano teaches readers how to: Use rhetorical devices effectively Stay on message Practice delivery Glean lessons from great speeches of powerful leaders from the past, such as Cicero, Winston Churchill, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Ronald Reagan Organize speeches to emphasize the message Weave in stories that are unforgettable And more! If you are a professor or teacher, if you are a CEO or manager, if you are thinking of running for office or trying to raise money, then A Leader's Guide to Giving a Memorable Speech belongs on your bookshelf. It's a great gift for anyone with aspirations of teaching, leading, or managing.

Getting the Words Right

Getting the Words Right
Author: Theodore Cheney
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2005-05-17
ISBN: 1599633450
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting the Words Right Book Excerpt:

The Secret to Good Writing When asked by the Paris Review what compelled him to rewrite the ending of A Farewell to Arms 39 times, Ernest Hemingway replied, "Getting the words right." His answer echoes what every successful writer knows: The secret to all good writing is revision. For more than twenty years, Getting the Words Right has helped writers from all professions rewrite, revise, and refine their writing. In this new edition, author Theodore Cheney offers 39 targeted ways you can improve your writing, including how to: • create smooth transitions between paragraphs • correct the invisible faults of inconsistency, incoherence, and imbalance • overcome problems of shifting point of view and style • express your ideas clearly by trimming away weak or extra words You'll strengthen existing pieces and every future work by applying the three simple principles—reduce, rearrange, and reword. Once the secrets of revision are yours, you'll be able to follow Hemingway's lead—and get the words right!