The Lively Art of Writing

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Penguin, 1969 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 192 pages
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An essential refernce for writers--both new and experienced--that will help improve your writing skills and style and help you say exactly what you want to say.

Students, teachers, businessmen, aspiring authors, and complaining consumers all have one thing in common--the need to express successfully ideas, opinions, arguments, problems, explanations, or instructions through the medium of the written word. And The Lively Art of Writing is the perfect guide to the mastery of this essential skill. It will answer all of your questions, provide you with the best techniques, and offer important information about:

* Choosing a subject
* Working with words
* The sound of sentences
* The power of paragraphs
* Essentials of style
* Essays, theses, and term papers
* And much, much more...
 

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In A Class By Itself

User Review  - AR Reid - Christianbook.com

If CBD would allow it, I would give The Lively Art of Writing ten stars! Like I said in an earlier review, I didn't expect what I got when I bought this book. A few months ago [now several years] I ... Read full review

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User Review  - noammimi - LibraryThing

One of the best book I read, and work with, on writing. Very clear, unsentimental, instructive and full with examples. Best of all: makes you think. Read full review

Contents

A Note to the Student
11
From Opinion to Thesis
25
The Full and Final Thesis
33
Structure
39
First Steps Toward Style
59
The Size and Shape of Middle Paragraphs
70
Connections Between Paragraphs
80
The Passive Voice
93
A Way with Words
133
Odds and Ends and Means
145
13
149
More Freedom and a Few Flourishes
156
Writing the Term Paper
165
29
177
Summing Up
181
36
187

The Sound of Sentences
103
Parallel Structure
123

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Lucile Vaughan Payne is the author of The Lively Art of Writing.