Write It Right

Write It Right

by Ambrose Bierce
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Write It Right by Ambrose Bierce

Several hundred of Bierce's pet peeves. Bierce's list includes some distinctions still familiar today-the which-that rule, less vs. fewer, lie and lay - but it also abounds in now-forgotten shibboleths: Ovation, the critics of his time agreed, meant a Roman triumph, not a round of applause. Reliable was an ill-formed coinage, not for the discriminating. Donate was pretentious, jeopardize should be jeopard, demean meant "comport oneself," not "belittle." And Bierce made up a few peeves of his own for good measure. We should say "a coating of paint," he instructed, not "a coat."Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist and satirist, and was considered a master of pure English by his contemporaries, and virtually everything that came from his pen was notable for its judicious wording and economy of style. His short stories are held among the best of the 19th century, providing a popular following based on his roots. He wrote realistically of the terrible things he had seen in the war in such stories as An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, The Boarded Window, Killed at Resaca, and Chickamauga. In addition to his ghost and war stories, he also published several volumes of poetry.

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ISBN-13: 9781478269458
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/30/2012
Pages: 66
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.14(d)

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Write It Right (Barnes and Noble Digital Library) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
EAW20 More than 1 year ago
I have had this book since the 1970's. I still have it and will keep reading it. It reminds me of some the things I get careless about. I think he has another good book which is excellent for school children. The name is "Read it Right". This book is great too. EAW20
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At 'write' res one. The very top post. Most recent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow guys, thanks! Violet, would you please tell me which story you want to enter?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Learn about the dragons at 'info', just change around the words.) <p> The wind blowing... <br> I was lost. <br> But I was not <br> At the time I had not hatched, <br> But here is my story... <p> In a land of war and fear and pain, <br> lived a beautiful SoaringSea dragoness... <br> she had fallen in love with a SoaringFire dragon... <p> So that is how I was made. <p> But I did not know. <p> So here is my adventure... <p> <_> <p> An egg lay, lost in a desolate plain of ice. Antartica, it was called. How she got there she did not know, why she was there she did not know, when she came there she did not know. Yet she knew, she was inside of a shell. <br> And it was her time to come out. <br> Pushing, scratching. Ever squacking. <br> *Why oh why, must it be me?* Her thoughts were filled with sorrow, her scales filled with pain. *What am I? I am no bird, no lizard, no bat. I am not a cat.* Pain and sorrow was what she felt, and she knew know, it was time to break free. <br> She woke from the slumber of her egg, and found herself surrounded by cold and ache. <p> *They must be SoaringIces, but why am I here? I am no SoaringIce, that much is clear.* The fear built up inside her innocent soul, hunger. Suddenly voices, a many strong voices, roared in surprise. <br> "That isn't a SoaringIce!" <br> "Is it a SoaringSea? Or a SoaringFire?" <br> "Neither. Both. I don't know!" <br> "It is a dragonet. This is all that matters. It is a dragonet." A strong, feminine voice flew down. <br> "Queen Glacier!" They all roared at once, bowing to their queen. *What an introduction. I haven't lived twenty minutes and I've already met a queen.* Thought the dragonet. <br> "I shall name you BurningSea." Said the queen, bowing awkwardly to the dragonet. The entire room gasped and bowed, realizing queens only bow to an object of great importance. <br> "I respect the name, but I'm not THAT important, am I?" Squeaked the dragonet in surprise. <br> "BurningSea speaks. No SoaringIce dragonet could catch on this fast." She showed humor in her eyes. <p> Then, almost as soon as she came, she had flown away. BurningSea had a name, and now she had no shame. But what was a flame doing here? She knew she was not a SoaringIce, so was she a SoaringFire? Why did they leave her here? And if she was a SoaringFire, why wasn't she too cold? She needed to find the SoaringFire kingdom, at that moment she realized she had gills! Was she a SoaringSea? She could shoot fire and water, breath in the ocean, swim in lava, light on fire, she was a mix breed! Between a SoaringSea and a SoaringFire! <p> <_> <p> <_> <p> Will be continued...
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Itvis located at lemon res one. It is called Hunted. Hope you enjoy!
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"Blacky! Are you up yet?" She called. "I am now." She heard a grumpy voice meow. "Come on Blacky. Dont you want to play?" "I guess." Blacky mewed grumpily. "Come on sleepy-head!" Finally Blacky got up and walked outside still yawning.