Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wickedly Effective Prose
ISBN 13: 9780767903097
Publisher: Broadway Books
Publication Date: 2001
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In a crisp, witty tone, this guide covers grammar's ground rules while revealing countless unconventional syntax secrets that make for sinfully good writing, such as how to use GASP! interjections or when to pepper your prose with slang. Each chapter includes cardinal sins and carnal pleasures of writing, as well as invigorating examples, from Shakespearean soliloquies to Apple's "Think Different" campaign.
For students, professionals, and seasoned writers alike, the spirited yet practical SIN AND SYNTAX shows how to write prose that is effective and stylish.
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Book Description: Broadway Publishing, 2001. 'B' Format Softcover. Book Condition: New. Today's writers need more spunk than Strunk: whether it's the Great American e-mail, Madison Avenue advertising, or Grammy Award-winning rap lyrics, memorable writing must jump off the page. Copy veteran Constance Hale is on a mission to make creative communication, both the lyrical and the unlawful, an option for everyone. With its crisp, witty tone, Sin and Syntax covers grammar's ground rules while revealing countless unconventional syntax secrets (such as how to useGasp!interjections or when to pepper your prose with slang) that make for sinfully good writing. Discover how to: *Distinguish between words that are "pearls" and words that are "potatoes" * Avoid "couch potato thinking" and "commitment phobia" when choosing verbs * Use literary devices such as onomatopoeia, alliteration, and metaphor (and understand what you're doing) Everyone needs to know how to write stylish prosestudents, professionals, and seasoned writers alike. Whether you're writing to sell, shock, or just sing, Sin and Syntax is the guide you need to improve your command of the English language. E08 Elizabeth's Bookshops have been one of Australia's premier independent book dealers since 1973. Elizabeth's family-owned business operates seven branches in Perth CBD, Fremantle, Subiaco (WA), Sydney CBD and Newtown (NSW). All orders are dispatched within 24 hours from our Fremantle Warehouse. Bookseller Inventory # 6403
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