The Pen Commandments

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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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The pen commandments: a guide for the beginning writer

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While most guides for novice writers are penned by professional writers, this one comes from a high school teacher, and he knows from teaching writing to the unskilled. Judging from the anecdotes he ... Read full review

Contents

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Thou Shalt Not Waste Words
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Thou Shalt Not Kill Thy Sentences
40
Thou Shalt Not Pick on the Puncts
72
Thou Shalt Keep Thy Structure Holy
110
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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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