Better Than Great: A Plenitudinous Compendium of Wallopingly Fresh Superlatives

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Viva Editions #ad - Even so, marvelous, great, outstanding, we find ourselves defaulting to such habitual choices as good, or substitute the weary synonyms that tuble our of a thesaurus — superb, and terrific, and the like. It persuades people to take certain actions. A veritable "tko of terminology, " better Than Great is the essential guide for describing the extraordinary — the must have reference for anyone wishing to rise above tired superlatives.

The piling on of intensifers such as the now-silly "super, " only makes matters worse and negative modifiers render our common parlance nearly tragic. Plotnik is both hella and hecka up to the task of rescuing the English language and offers readers the chance to never be at a loss for words! Until now. It rewards deserving objects of admiration.

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Spunk & Bite

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Random House Reference #ad - Today's writer needs more than just a solid knowledge of usage and composition to write successfully. Updated with all-new writing exercises, Spunk & Bite will help writers take books, articles, business reports, memos, and even e-mail messages to the next level. Bestselling author arthur Plotnik reveals the secrets to attention-grabbing, unforgettable writing, in this trade paperback edition.

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The Elements of Expression: Putting Thoughts into Words

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Viva Editions #ad - Nothing kills radiance like the murky, generic language dominating today's talk, airwaves, and posts. No snob or scold, the acclaimed word-maven Arthur Plotnik explores the full range of expressiveness, from playful "tough talk" to finely wrought literature, with hundreds of rousing examples. It tugs at our every sentence, but using it to express anything beyond the ordinary is like flapping the tongue to escape gravity.

Here writers, presenters, students, bloggers—even well intentioned "Mad Men"—will discover language to convey precise feelings, move audiences, delight and persuade. The elements of expression offers an adventurous and inspiring flight into words that truly share what's percolating in our minds. Confessing that we are all "like a squid in its ink" when first groping for luminous expression, ultimately, he shines his amiable wit on the elements leading, to language of "fissionable intensity.

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Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Writers: Over 2,300 Emotive, Evocative, Descriptive Synonyms, Antonyms, and Related Terms Every Writer Should Know

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Adams Media #ad - Filled with thousands of unique and compelling words, expand your vocabulary, this book will help you find inspiration, and create one-of-a-kind sentences for any writing assignment. With roget's thesaurus of words for Writers, you'll set your projects in the right direction and engage your audience--one word at a time.

It also provides a pronunciation guide, synonyms, antonyms, definition, and a sample sentence for each listing. Far from an ordinary word list, each entry in this book is organized by meaning and offers a list of compelling word choices that relate to the ideas you'd like to use. The ultimate tool for writers!whether you're crafting the next great American novel or pounding away at a last-minute blog entry, there will come a time in the process when you struggle to find just the perfect word or phrase.

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Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wicked Good Prose

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Three Rivers Press #ad - Whether you’re writing to sell, shock, or just sing, Sin and Syntax—now celebrating 20 years in print—is the guide you need to improve your command of the English language. With its crisp, witty tone, sin and syntax covers grammar’s ground rules while revealing countless unconventional syntax secrets such as how to use—Gasp!—interjections or when to pepper your prose with slang that make for sinfully good writing.

Copy veteran constance hale is on a mission to make creative communication, both the lyrical and the unlawful, an option for everyone. 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, professionals, and metaphor and understand what you're doing Everyone needs to know how to write stylish prose—students, alliteration, and seasoned writers alike.

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The Writer's Lexicon: Descriptions, Overused Words, and Taboos

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K. Steinemann Enterprises #ad - Do you rely on “very” too often? There’s a cure for that too. You’re a writer. She cuts through the so-called rules and offers simple solutions. Too many repetitions of “little”? There’s a cure for that. You’ll find the remedies in this book’s dispensary. Should you ever use anything other than “said” to attribute dialogue? Are exclamation points taboo? The answers might surprise you.

Learn how to harness body language, cut hackneyed adjectives, and draw on the environment for ambience. No more wooden characters. You just read your manuscript and discovered your characters nodding like marionettes in every chapter. You’ll transform them into believable personalities your readers will learn to love.

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How to Write a Dynamite Scene Using the Snowflake Method Advanced Fiction Writing Book 2

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Want to write a dynamite Novel?The secret to writing a dynamite novel is to first write a dynamite scene. Because if you can write one terrific scene, you can write a hundred. You only just became a man in the last month. You have it in your power to give your reader that one thing. And what is that one thing?i could tell you what that one thing is, and you would nod and agree that yes, that one thing is clearly something all readers want.

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To save your people, you and every man in the village have to work together to kill the tiger.

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Word Up! How to Write Powerful Sentences and Paragraphs And Everything You Build from Them

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Northwest Brainstorms Publishing #ad - Kindle book review awardforeword reviews indieFab AwardIndieReader Discovery AwardNext Generation Indie Book AwardReaders' Favorite AwardLots of books can strengthen your writing. And write powerfully. This book can help you write powerfully. You may use a pen, a typewriter, a wiki, or an XML authoring tool.

You may be a grammar snob,  or you may think that "grammar snobs are great big meanies. You may write because something within you says you can't not write--or because your boss says you can't not write. You're looking at one. You may write blog posts, movie reviews, online help,  letters to the editor, scholarly critiques, executive summaries, poems, novels, e-zine articles, plays, proposals, recipes, presentations, tweets, lunch-bag notes, lab reports, web pages,  reference manuals, proposals, e-books, love letters, hospital-hallway signs,  news stories, e-mails, term papers, video scripts, speeches,  user-interface text, or white papers.

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Building Great Sentences: How to Write the Kinds of Sentences You Love to Read Great Courses Book 1

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Plume #ad - Building great sentences teaches you to write better sentences by luxuriating in the pleasures of language. 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, elegant sentences—including Don DeLillo, Virginia Woolf, Joan Didion, providing the tools to write powerful, more effective sentences.

Yet, the sentence-oriented approach to writing is too often overlooked in favor of bland economy. Whether it’s two words “Jesus wept. Or william faulkner’s 1, entertain, educate, sentences have the power to captivate, motivate, and, 287-word sentence in Absalom! Absalom!, most importantly, delight.

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How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Language lovers will flock to this homage to great writing. Booklist outspoken new york times columnist Stanley Fish offers an entertaining, erudite analysis of language and rhetoric in this delightful celebration of the written word. Like a long periodic sentence, this book rumbles along, gathers steam, shifts gears, and packs a wallop.

Roy blount Jr. Drawing on a wide range of  great writers, from philip roth to Antonin Scalia to Jane Austen and beyond, Fish’s How to Write a Sentence is much more than a writing manual—it is a penetrating exploration into the art and craft of sentences.

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Thesaurus of the Senses

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#ad - How is it that some words hold such power? One thing we know: great words often engage the senses. Thesaurus of the senses expands your possibilities to see, taste, touch, hear, and smell to describe the world around you. Throughout history, the timely use of the apt word has held enormous sway, speeches, in literature, and texts.

. It collects some of the best English sensory words in one place to enliven your writing and help you build persuasive description. It's an indispensable tool for writers, students, teachers, editors, bloggers, poets, storytellers, communicators, and word lovers alike — anyone wanting to add more spark to his or her writing.

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