A Manual of Writer's Tricks: Essential Advice for Fiction and Nonfiction Writers

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Da Capo Press, Aug 23, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 144 pages
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The author of How to Prepare Your Manuscript for a Publisher now presents more essential advice for fiction and nonfiction writers. This invaluable reference offers easy access to stratagems and tried-and-true literary shortcuts that help writers save time, improve style and avoid common pitfalls. Whether a beginner or student, amateur or professional, readers will refer time and again to David Carroll's practical tips for: writing with expression; improving structure; correcting and rewriting with greater efficiency; developing "writer's logic"; avoiding the hazards of burnout, boredom and lack of motivation; dealing with writer's block; and reworking scholarly prose for greater clarity.
 

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Contents

Tone
13
Tricks for More Expressive Colorful Writing
27
Useful Stylistic Tricks
45
Improving Stucture
67
Correcting Rewriting and Surviving
85
Exercises That Build Writing Skills
111
Tips on Writing from Famous Writers
117
Suggested Readings
127
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