Spunk & Bite

Spunk & Bite

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by Arthur Plotnik
     
 

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Today's writer needs more than just a solid knowledge of usage and composition to write successfully. Bestselling author Arthur Plotnik reveals the secrets to attention-grabbing, unforgettable writing, in this trade paperback edition.

Updated with all-new writing exercises, Spunk & Bite will help writers take books, articles, business reports, memos,

Overview

Today's writer needs more than just a solid knowledge of usage and composition to write successfully. Bestselling author Arthur Plotnik reveals the secrets to attention-grabbing, unforgettable writing, in this trade paperback edition.

Updated with all-new writing exercises, Spunk & Bite will help writers take books, articles, business reports, memos, and even e-mail messages to the next level.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375723353
Publisher:
Diversified Publishing
Publication date:
01/06/2009
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,014,123
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Arthur Plotnik is a former publishing executive and author of the Book of the Month Club selections The Elements of Editing and The Elements of Expression: Putting Thoughts into Words.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Spunk and Bite: A Writer's Guide to Bold, Contemporary Style 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
bah_bah_black_sheep-mh More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. From the satiric, play-on-words title, to Plotnik's unorthodox way of explaining writing, this book reads exactly as the title says: it explains how to write with style, humor, and originality. It cites examples of such style from nonfiction, fiction, poetry, plays, etc., and explains how they come about using their unique style--unique word choice, unusual similes and metaphors, liberal punctuation, humor in words, to name a few. I've even used the "liberal" writing style in my school essays, and I've never been marked off for it. This book is a must for any serious writer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not your standard 'elements of style.' This book takes old school train of thought and teaches that it's okay to break the rules sometimes. I felt relieved many times while reading this, especially pertaining to my own personal use of adverbs. He quotes many great authors - including a few old school classics - where the 'rules of style' are broken. The title truly fits the essence of the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago