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Title Getting the Words Right [electronic resource].
Author Cheney, Theodore.
Publication Cincinnati : F+W Media, 2011.
Description 1 online resource (258 pages)
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Call # eBOOK
Note Description based upon print version of record.
Contents Cover; Copyright; Acknowledgments; About the Author; Contents; Introduction; Section One: Reduce; Chapter 01: Shorten or Remove Whole Chapters, Sections, and Paragraphs; Chapter 02: Shorten or Remove Superfluous, Ineffective, or Redundant Sentences and Words; Chapter 03: Replace Longer Words with Shorter Ones; Section Two: Rearrange; Chapter 04: Keep unity of Subject and Scope; Chapter 05: Keep a Unified Tone; Chapter 06: Keep A Unified Style; Chapter 07: Keep A Consistent Point of View and Unity of Character; Chapter 08: Keep Episodes Unified; Chapter 09: Keep Verb Tenses Unified
Chapter 10: Keep Paragraphs and Sentences To The Point and UnifiedChapter 11: Organize According To The Logic of Time, Space, and Degree of Specificity; Chapter 12: Avoid Pronoun Ambiguity; Chapter 13: Use Coherent Word Order and Phrasing; Chapter 14: Use Parallel Structure; Chapter 15: Make Effective Transitions; Chapter 16: Establish Coherent Beginnings; Chapter 17: Develop Consistency Through The Middle; Chapter 18: Write Effective and Coherent Endings; Chapter 19: Put the Parts Into the Right Proportions; Chapter 20: Put Important Things Anywhere But In The Middle
Chapter 21: Understand The Psychology of EmphasisChapter 22: Use Effective Repetition of Words, Phrases, Sounds, and Ideas; Chapter 23: Vary The Length of Sentences, Paragraphs, and Chapters; Chapter 24: Emphasize Through Careful Word Choice and Positioning; Chapter 25: Use Spaces, Pauses, and Special Typography For Extra Emphasis; Chapter 26: Avoid Things That Kill Emphasis; Section Three: Reword; Chapter 27: Develop and Recognize Your Own Special Style; Chapter 28: Select The Best Word, Best Phrasing, Most Effective Diction; Chapter 29: Improve Your Diction with Shorter, More Active Words
Chapter 30: Scrutinize Your Verbs-Keep Them ActiveChapter 31: Limit Modifiers; Chapter 32: Appeal To The Senses; Chapter 33: Use Concrete Details; Chapter 34: Be Sensitive To Rhythm and Sound; Chapter 35: Use The Sounds of Words and Use Words To Imitate Sounds; Chapter 36: Use Figurative Language; Chapter 37: Watch Out For Misuse of Figurative Language; Chapter 38: Avoid Distractors and Detractors; Chapter 39: Watch For Common Misspellings and Incorrect Usages; Afterword; Recommended Readings; Index;
Summary The Secret to Good WritingWhen asked by the Paris Review what compelled him to rewrite the ending of A Farewell to Arms 39 times, Ernest Hemingway replied, "Getting the words right." His answer echoes what every successful writer knows: The secret to all good writing is revision.For more than twenty years, Getting the Words Right has helped writers from all professions rewrite, revise, and refine their writing. In this new edition, author Theodore Cheney offers 39 targeted ways you can improve your writing, including how to:create smooth transitions between paragraphscorrect the invisible faul.
Subject English language -- Rhetoric.
Rhetoric.
Literature.
Editing.
English language -- Rhetoric.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Cheney, Theodore Getting the Words Right Cincinnati : F+W Media,c2011 9781582973586
ISBN 9781599633459 (electronic bk.)
1599633450 (electronic bk.)

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