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Word Watch: A Writer's Guide to the Slippery, Sneaky and Otherwise Tricky
     

Word Watch: A Writer's Guide to the Slippery, Sneaky and Otherwise Tricky

by Patricia McLinn
 
Just what every writer needs -- a guide to word usage with attitude. (Some will say humor, too, but nearly everyone agrees on "attitude.")

WORD WATCH is a compilation of columns written over several years for newsletters for writers' groups.

It stemmed from a conversation with a fellow author, who suggested – none too gently – that Word

Overview

Just what every writer needs -- a guide to word usage with attitude. (Some will say humor, too, but nearly everyone agrees on "attitude.")

WORD WATCH is a compilation of columns written over several years for newsletters for writers' groups.

It stemmed from a conversation with a fellow author, who suggested – none too gently – that Word Watch quit griping about words being misused by writers and do something about it.

So, here it is: An attempt to share a lifetime of word usage scrutiny and a journalistic career of picky editing.

HOW TO USE WORD WATCH

– To look up a specific word or phrase, check the alphabetical inventory at the beginning of this book. Then click on the capitalized link (or links) associated with it to go to that discussion.
– Read the columns month by month.
– Browse at will.
– Engrave on your heart.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013269552
Publisher:
Craig Place Books
Publication date:
10/10/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
560 KB

Meet the Author

When Patricia sheds her Word Watch cape, she is the author of 29 published novels with more on their way, past president of the international writers group Novelists, Inc., and instigator of www.AWritersWork.com, where published authors sell e-books directly to readers.

Her novels – cited by reviewers for warmth, wit and vivid characterization – have topped best-seller lists and won numerous awards. She has spoken about writing from Honolulu to Washington, D.C., including being a guest-speaker at the Smithsonian Institute. She teaches fiction writing classes as the spirit moves her in Northern Kentucky.

Patricia received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University. She was a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.), assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.) and – for 20-plus years – an editor at the Washington Post.

She is now a full-time novelist, as well as an ongoing word-watcher.

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