The Pen Commandments (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 336 pages
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   Steven Frank has a new approach to writing: fun first, rules to follow, success for all. In The Pen Commandments, his offbeat and entertaining guide, he's given us a book that all writers can turn to for help and a good laugh.

   With outrageous anecdotes (how a kid's oral surgery led to the ultimate writing assignment) and irreverent advice (Thou Shalt Not Kill Thy Sentences), Frank shows how to conquer writer's block, make friends with punctuation, and live forever in words.  If you want to inspire your kids of just want to brush up on your own skills, The Pen Commandments will changeand enliventhe way you write forever.

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Review: The Pen Commandments: A Guide for the Beginning Writer

User Review  - Claire - Goodreads

This book is nice to review writing. It does its job well. It's not thrilling, but it works. Read full review

Review: The Pen Commandments: A Guide for the Beginning Writer

User Review  - Salve - Goodreads

This was a gift from a student, and I now see why she wanted to share it. Contrary to the subtitle, it's helpful even for those who fancy themselves old hands in writing. Mr. Frank gives a lot of help in the writing process --- and squeezes in a grammar lesson or two. Read full review


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Thou Shalt Not Waste Words
Thou Shalt Not Kill Thy Sentences
Thou Shalt Not Pick on the Puncts
Thou Shalt Keep Thy Structure Holy

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About the author (2007)

Steven Frank has been a high school English teacher for ten years. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

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