Spunk Bite: A writer's guide to punchier, more engaging language style [E–pub READ]

And bite to their own writing need to see overt examples implementing the discussed techniues to this end Plotnik is successfulSpunk and Bite also includes several exercises at the end so reader the discussed techniues to this end Plotnik is successfulSpunk and Bite also includes several exercises at the end so reader can practice the techniues explored in the book Overall this is a book I d recommend to most writers I m in love with Arthur Plotnik s brain A solid book on grammar and writing and MUCH engaging than the dry original by Strunk and White While I did get the sense the that author found himself very witty and humo I got this as a Christmas gift and thought the title was witty Unfortunately the title was the best part of the book Originally published in 2005 and reprinted in 2007 I have to wonder whether the author didn t realise that at some poi This is one I think every writer should read It s an easy read Fun I really liked that the author never says never do this or only do that when writing Rather he presents reasonable arguments practical advice that really makes sense to me anyway Whenever ounger writers ask me for the best books on the craft I always recommend The Elements of Style Yes it s stodgy and impractical at times but it gives new writers a great rules based foundation on which to build their careers Arthur Plotnik s Spunk Bite Ironically Plotnik warns writers about the danger of alienating their audience with niche references and bloated exaggerations then proceeds to use a few himself But otherwise his writing is exemplary And that s what his book is about anyway Being bold Taking risks Doing a cannonball into the stagnant pond of writingSpunk Bite is an uplifting read for any aspiring or practicing writer The book teaches that it s okay To Break Rules Even break rules even it means a blemish on Silent Strength (Strength, your record The best writers have done it since Sh I really wanted to like this cheery brightellow book Its subtitle is A writer s guide to bold contemporary style But it turned out to be a cute gir. Andra Cisneros Bill Bryson Maureen Dowd and many dozens Plotnik reveals the tricks and techniues that make prose fresh forceful and publishable For all types of writing novels articles poems ad copy blogs and even e mailsthis uncommon handbook reveals how to make our words so fetching that readers beg ,
Nd how word books can be usefulI finished reading the book in about three days and I suggest ou might get out of it if Gardiens des Cits perdues - tome 7 Rminiscences (07) you give it a brisk first read and then come back to it again and again as a resource Yes I guess it could also sit right besideour copy of Strunk and White Elements of Style if 69 Sex Positions. Essential Moves to Spice Up Your Sex Life (with illustrations) youou indeed even have read it in earsI plan to work through the exercises at the end of the book just as way to review and practice the techniues he explains For it is not just enough to read the book from cover to cover but importantly to practice what he preaches argues and demonstrates in each carefully *crafted chapterhere s a break down of what *chapterHere s a break down of what covers The list comes from Plotnik s own website undoing an EB Whitewash elements of surprise describing the extraordinary writing for Generations X Y and beyond stellar leads stunning endings choosing narrative tense diction be the word freshening the vocabulary words with beautiful music coining great locutions hot nouns from verbs world class words from abroad mouthwatering verbs better color for our colors finding the names of things intensifiers for feeble locutions semicolons with confidence niceties worth preserving the feng shui of writing disinfecting our prose hunting down danglers modifiers with minus effects using ephemeral imagery achieving edge language and terrorism whom we write for Plotnik has written a wonderful primer for writers desiring to move beyond competent writing into exceptional writing He covers a Variety Of Topics That of topics that mastered will enhance a writer s ability This is one of those books that should be owned so it can be reviewed again and again as one traverses the writing skill trailIt is true that Plotnik s own writing is perhaps too spunky and too bitey moving into the realm of bashing the reader over the head with too many exciting words and phrases However I would argue that those learning how to add spunk. And style The secret according to bestselling author and former publishing executive Arthur Plotnik is to embrace those ualities that composition rulebooks sidestep among them surprise personality engagement edge and fearlessness Drawing on selections from today's most exciting writers Jonathan Franzen Certainly one of my top five favourite books for writers along with *Stephen King and Anne LamottThere s no one proper way to write *King and Anne LamottThere s no one proper way to write if ou re searching for a book about craft at the sentence level This Is The One For You Spunk is the one for ou Spunk Bite ReviewSpunk Bite is a rhythm and jazz resource of techniues and suggestions for bringing writing alive So much of my daily articles consist of actionless verbs have to be are would have should have with little no surprises or engaging fun for the reader While I may write straight forward and complex sentences my syntax and paragraphs simply tie one thought to the next My writing like this review is nice but not memorable or engaging You might think in the first few chapters of his book that Plotnik is showing off with a bunch of had to look them up in the dictonary words though admittedly reading the Kindle version of this book with the device s built in dictionary will be useful to the average reader that is not the case Plotnik just happens to be an intelligent teacher of writing Spunk Bite would make a cut above perfect textbook for any advance writing class For any writer has control of standard grammar and coherent writing might find this book a worthy next course for taking writing to its most engaging levelNearly each page contains examples of how to use what is called locutions locutions locutions my first introduction to the word which means to use what is called locutions locutions locutions my first introduction to the word which means to a word the turning of a phrase in some stylistic mannerHe explains how to use elements of surprise diction narratives tense mouthwatering verbs color hot nouns from verbs ephemeral imagery stellar leads and stunning endings and much to add punch and juice to our writingIf Convaincre en moins de 2 minutes you ve never used a thesaurus or specialized dictionary of words and listsou ll see how and why as Catwoman you read Spunk Plotnik goes beyond the tired suggestion given to most writers keep a thesaurus onour desk No he actually shows why When too tightly leashed writing chokes and loses its vitality Although the rules of composition popularized in William Strunk Jr and E B White's Elements of Style have been de rigueur for decades they won't exactly set our writing freeTo the rescue comes Spunk Bite a guide to bold and radiant language.

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