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Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wickedly Effective Prose

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Todays 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 grammars 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. 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 prose—students, professionals, and seasoned writers alike. Whether youre writing to sell, shock, or just sing, Sin and Syntax is the guide you need to improve your command of the English language.

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About the Author

Constance Hale is the author of Wired Style, the one-of-a-kind guide to online English usage and geekspeak that was hailed by Newsweek as “The Chicago Manual of Style for the millennium.” A former editor at Wired, Hale has written for numerous publications including the San Francisco Examiner and the Microsoft Network. She is currently the Managing Editor of Health magazine. She lives in Oakland, California. Karen Elizabeth Gordon is the author of The Transitive Vampire.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767903097
Foreword:
Gordon, Karen Elizabeth
Author:
Gordon, Karen Elizabeth
Author:
Hale, Constance
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Location:
New York
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Report writing
Subject:
Creative writing
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st trade pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20010331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.19 x .86 in .625 lb

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