Have you ever wondered how to spruce up your writing? Or clear the clutter from your sentences? Or entice, engage, and entertain a specific audience? Do you know how to craft captivating sentences, by expanding propositions in a step-by-step process? By shaping left-, mid-, and right-branching structures? By tuning a verb's voice, wielding action verbs, and embracing rhetorical devices? As any wordsmith knows, fashioning exquisitely styled sentences forms the foundation for writing success. Create, Narrate, Punctuate will reveal the secret to constructing such sentences, presenting a standard set of writing tools, sentence-styling strategies that all authors need to grasp. These tools, though focused on nonfiction and creative nonfiction, can nonetheless be applied to any narrative, including fiction. And by the end of this guide, on mastering these tools, writers of every skill and status will be stringing words together to produce sophisticated sentences: sentences standing the tests of time and taste.In aquot;The Dateaquot;, Brenda Miller, like the previous authors, applies the bookend technique to close her reflective essay. She opens her piece with aquot;A man I like is coming for dinner tonight, aquot; repeating a similar sentence throughout her writing: aquot;A anbsp;...
|Title||:||Create, Narrate, Punctuate|
|Publisher||:||Nightlight Books - 2014-09-19|