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Sin and Syntax free pdf Today's 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 grammar's ground rules while revealing countless unconventional syntax secrets (such as how to use--Gasp!--interjections or when to pepper your prose with slang) that make for sinfully good writing. Discover how to:
*Distinguish between words that are "pearls" and words that are "potatoes"
* Avoid "couch potato thinking" and "commitment phobia" 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 prose--students, professionals, and seasoned writers alike. Whether you're writing to sell, shock, or just sing, Sin and Syntax is the guide you need to improve your command of the English language.

About Constance Hale

Constance Hale (chale@well.com) is the author of Wired Style, the one-of-a-kind guide to online English usage and geekspeak that was hailed by "Newsweek" as "The Chicago Manual of Style for the Millennium." A former editor at "Wired, " Hale has written for numerous publications including the "San Francisco Examiner" and "The Microsoft Network." She has created maverick writing courses for people of all ages, including a popular seminar called "Grammar for Grownups," and currently teaches at U.C. Berkeley. She lives in Oakland, California.

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Author : Constance Hale
Publisher : Three Rivers Press (CA)
Data Published : 13 August 2013
ISBN : 0385346891
EAN : 9780385346894
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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