Robert's Rules of Writing

Robert's Rules of Writing

by Robert Masello

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599633442
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 02/08/2005
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 729 KB

Table of Contents

Rule 1Burn Your Journal
Rule 2Get a Pen Pal
Rule 3Throw Out Your Thesaurus
Rule 4Zip the Lip
Rule 5Call Out the Thought Police
Rule 6Don't Overinflate the Balloon
Rule 7Skip the Starbucks
Rule 8Take the Prozac
Rule 9Lose the Muse
Rule 10Get Rolling
Rule 11Let the Well Refill
Rule 12Tell, Don't Show
Rule 13Play God
Rule 14Stop Reading
Rule 15Wave Good-bye
Rule 16Write What You Read
Rule 17Make 'Em Worry
Rule 18Memo Yourself
Rule 19Get Right, or Get Close
Rule 20Know the Territory
Rule 21Set Yourself Down
Rule 22Pick Your Poison
Rule 23Bring Out da Noise
Rule 24Map That Route
Rule 25Wing It
Rule 26Don't Look Back
Rule 27Let It Marinate
Rule 28Overcome Your Separation Anxiety
Rule 29Call "Action!"
Rule 30Pile It On
Rule 31Reduce Clutter
Rule 32Say It Again, Sam
Rule 33Show What You Know
Rule 34Get Dramatic
Rule 35Flaw Your Hero
Rule 36Perfect Your Villain
Rule 37Skip the Truth
Rule 38Strip Down to Your Briefs
Rule 39Go Subliminal
Rule 40Cook Up a Story
Rule 41Let Them Lead the Way
Rule 42Make an Entrance
Rule 43Do Double Duty
Rule 44Be a Tease
Rule 45Keep the Faith
Rule 46Go for Broke
Rule 47Lay Down the Law
Rule 48Keep Your Promises
Rule 49Hit Your Marks
Rule 50Don't Push Your Luck
Rule 51Take a Walk Around the Block
Rule 52Lose Your Form
Rule 53Set an Alarm Clock
Rule 54Fall in Love
Rule 55Get Rejected
Rule 56Buy the Smoking Jacket
Rule 57Keep Your Day Job
Rule 58Pick a Personage
Rule 59Ham It Up
Rule 60Know No Shame
Rule 61Pass the Scuttlebutt
Rule 62Go Inside
Rule 63De-claim! De-claim!
Rule 64Take the Long Way
Rule 65Show No Mercy
Rule 66Doubt Everyone
Rule 67Find Your Ideal
Rule 68Kill the Passion
Rule 69Grumble and Fuss
Rule 70Engage the Enemy
Rule 71Mix It Up
Rule 72Graph It
Rule 73Join Up
Rule 74Stake Your Claim
Rule 75Get in Style
Rule 76Change Your Spots
Rule 77Tone It Up
Rule 78Make 'Em Laugh!
Rule 79Befriend Your Editor
Rule 80Choose Your Words
Rule 81Choose Their Words, Too
Rule 82Beware of Easy Inspiration
Rule 83Add a Dash of Metaphor
Rule 84Rid Yourself of Writing Words
Rule 85Convert Yourself
Rule 86Punctuate That Thought
Rule 87Build the Perfect Reader
Rule 88Pass the Scalpel
Rule 89Gather Ye Moonbeams!
Rule 90Lose Your Perspective
Rule 91Take Up Whittling
Rule 92Save Every Scrap
Rule 93Engage in No False Advertising
Rule 94Keep Your Prose Clean
Rule 95Protect Your Inspiration
Rule 96Magnetize Yourself
Rule 97Spill Your Secrets
Rule 98Don't Tense Up
Rule 99Call It Quits
Rule 100Grant Yourself a Title
Rule 101Love Words

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Robert's Rules of Writing 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Robert¿s Rules of Writing, by Robert Masello is one of my favorites. Much like Leonard Bishop¿s Dare to be a Great Writer, this is a collection of writing tips presented in no particular order. Because of the format, I wouldn¿t recommend either as the first ¿how-to¿ book for a novice. But the scrambled format works well for me when I¿m looking for a quick read during TV commercials. Many of the ideas offer practical help others provide thought-provoking insight. You don¿t have to agree with every ¿rule¿ to enjoy this one.
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Tom_B More than 1 year ago
This is not so much a step by step how to book. But, it is full of helpful ideas and pointers. If you are a writer who is looking for some tips and tricks to toghten up your writing and make your writing more negaging then this book is for you.
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