Spunk & Bite (Google eBook)

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Diversified Publishing, Jan 6, 2009 - Reference - 288 pages
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Today's writer needs more than just a solid knowledge of usage and composition to write successfully. Bestselling author Arthur Plotnik reveals the secrets to attention-grabbing, unforgettable writing, in this trade paperback edition.

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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
  

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Great writing advice book - Goodreads
Writing has always been about surmounting fears. - Goodreads
Could make a good reference. - Goodreads
Unique approach to writing. - Goodreads
A fun book for any writer to read. - Goodreads
Spunk and Bite is a book about writing. - Goodreads

Review: Spunk & Bite: A Writer's Guide to Punchier, More Engaging Language & Style

User Review  - Allison Arthur - Goodreads

This was really difficult to get through, because it's not a great book to just sit down and read. It's much more helpful as a writing reference or source of inspiration when in a creative rut ... Read full review

Review: Spunk & Bite: A Writer's Guide to Punchier, More Engaging Language & Style

User Review  - Katy Wilmotte - Goodreads

A clever, entertaining little book that offers no writing cures, but rather suggestions on how to breathe new vitality into your words. In short, concise chapters, Plotnik addresses common stumbling ... Read full review

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Contents

A FUN GRAMMATICAL GET
SIXTEENINTENSIFIERS FOR THE FEEBLE
THE GLORIOUS PORTAL
THE THREEPOINT LANDING
Form
NINETEENTHE JOYS OF HYPERHYPHENATION
TWENTYA LICENSE TO FRAGMENT SENTENCES
TWENTYONETHE POETRY OF LISTS

FOURWRITERS WORDSDROP BY DOTTLE
FIVEUPGRADING YOUR COLORS
SIXJOLTINGLY FRESH ADVERBS
Texture
A STICKY CHOICE
WE ARE THE WORDS
NINETHE PUNCHY TROPE
Word
TENHOW TO LOOT A THESAURUS
ELEVENWORDS WITH MUSIC AND SPLOOOSH
TWELVECOINING THE BONNE LOCUTION
THIRTEENWORDS WITH FOREIGN UMAMI
Force
FOURTEENDIALOGUE TAGS WITH OOMPH
TWENTYTWOTHE ART OF THE SEMICOLON
TWENTYTHREEDARINGLY QUOTELESS DIALOGUE
Clarity
TWENTYFOURTHE FENG SHUI OF WRITING
TWENTYFIVEHUNTING DOWN DANGLERS
TWENTYSIXMAGIC IN THE NAMES OF THINGS
TWENTYSEVENTHE EARNESTLYENGAGING SENTENCE
Contemporaneity
TWENTYEIGHTWRITING FOR NEW GENERATIONS
TWENTYNINEHOT POP AND EPHEMERAGY
WRITING ATTHE NERVY LIMITS
BUTTERFLIES IN THEKILLING FIELDS
EXERCISES FOR PRACTICE AND STUDY
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Arthur Plotnik is a former publishing executive and author of the Book of the Month Club selections The Elements of Editing and The Elements of Expression: Putting Thoughts into Words.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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