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A Dash of Style: The Art and Mastery of Punctuation

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  • Posted April 12, 2013

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    This book is for creative writers. This means writers of fictio


    This book is for creative writers. This means writers of fiction, non-fiction, memoir, poetry, and screenplays,including anyone seeking to write well, for business, school or any other endeavor. This book offers punctuation as artistic expression. As a means of impacting the content in a most profound way. Punctuation can influence the reading experience, to craft a finer work. This book will teach you to become sensitive, enabling you to be a better writer. It is not about making you a better grammarian. This book teaches how punctuation reveals the writer, and ways to tap in to alter intention of a scene, and much more. Strengths in writing can be spotted by the method of punctuation. This book would be a wealth of wisdom to any library. I own a copy of this inspiring book.

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  • Posted October 30, 2008

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    An Excellent Complement to Standard College Handbooks

    Reviewed by C J Singh (Berkeley, California)<BR/> <BR/><BR/>This compact new book on punctuation uniquely complements standard college writing guides like THE BEDFORD HANDBOOK, now in its seventh edition, the all-time bestselling college textbook. The Bedford as well as several other standard college handbboks I have used in my teaching typically cite punctuation examples mostly from nonfiction works. <BR/><BR/>This book's uniqueness arises from its approach: illustrating punctuation "rules" with examples drawn mostly from literary works. Moreover, Lukeman points out how literary masters flout "rules" to create special effects. Literary masters cited include like Mark Twain, William Faulkner, and Joyce Carol Oates. <BR/><BR/>Excellent book for fiction writers. <BR/><BR/>C J Singh

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