Todayas writers need more spunk than Strunk: whether it's the Great American e-mail, Madison Avenue advertising, or Grammy Award-winning rap lyrics, memorable writing must jump off the page. Copy veteran Constance Hale is on a mission to make creative communication, both the lyrical and the unlawful, an option for everyone. With its crisp, witty tone, Sin and Syntax covers grammaras ground rules while revealing countless unconventional syntax secrets (such as how to useaGasp!ainterjections or when to pepper your prose with slang) that make for sinfully good writing. Discover how to: *Distinguish between words that are apearlsa and words that are apotatoesa * Avoid acouch potato thinkinga and acommitment phobiaa when choosing verbs * Use literary devices such as onomatopoeia, alliteration, and metaphor (and understand what you're doing) Everyone needs to know how to write stylish proseastudents, professionals, and seasoned writers alike. Whether youare writing to sell, shock, or just sing, Sin and Syntax is the guide you need to improve your command of the English language.Whether youare writing to sell, shock, or just sing, Sin and Syntax is the guide you need to improve your command of the English language.
|Title||:||Sin and Syntax|
|Publisher||:||Three Rivers Press - 2001-12-04|