Words fail me: what everyone who writes should know about writing

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Publisher:
Harcourt Brace,
Pub. Date:
c1999.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
Lexile measure:
930L
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A fun, focused guide to making words work for you

Whether you are working on the novel that's been in the back of your mind for years or simply facing an increasing demand to write well at work or school, the fact remains: we all write more often these days, be it reports, e-mails, blog posts, or texts. But despite the increase in written communication, the fundamentals of good writing have been lost. Grammar maven Patricia T. O'Conner comes to the rescue with the most painless, practical, and funny writing book ever written. In short, snappy chapters filled with crystal-clear examples, amusing comparisons, and humorous allegories that cover everything from "Pronoun Pileups" and "Verbs That Zing" to "What to Do When You're Stuck," O'Conner provides simple, straightforward tips to help you sort through your thoughts and make your sentences strong.

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ISBN:
9780156010870
Lexile measure:
930L
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