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The writer's diet : a guide to fit prose, Helen Sword

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The writer's diet : a guide to fit prose
Title
The writer's diet
Title remainder
a guide to fit prose
Statement of responsibility
Helen Sword
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book offers an easy-to-follow set of writing principles. For example, use active verbs whenever possible, favour concrete language over vague abstractions, avoid long strings of prepositional phrases, employ adjectives and adverbs only when they contribute something new to the meaning of a sentence and reduce your dependence on the "waste words": 'it', 'this', 'that' and 'there'. The author also shows these rules in action through examples from famous authors such as Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson. The book includes a test to help you assess your own writing and get advice on problem areas
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ICU/DLC
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Sword, Helen
Dewey number
808/.042
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing
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  • English language
  • English language
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  • English language
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The writer's diet : a guide to fit prose, Helen Sword
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published by Auckland University Press, 2007"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 74-76) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Verbal verve -- Noun density -- Prepositional podge -- Ad-dictions -- Waste words -- Afterword : Healthy writing -- Appendix : The WritersDiet test
Control code
ocn919001337
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
vii, 77 pages
Isbn
9780226351988
Lccn
2015031813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The writer's diet : a guide to fit prose, Helen Sword
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published by Auckland University Press, 2007"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 74-76) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Verbal verve -- Noun density -- Prepositional podge -- Ad-dictions -- Waste words -- Afterword : Healthy writing -- Appendix : The WritersDiet test
Control code
ocn919001337
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
vii, 77 pages
Isbn
9780226351988
Lccn
2015031813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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