Noble's Book of Writing Blunders (And How To Avoid Them)
Stay away from prose that is static, dusty, or too formal! Learn to energize your writing and make your words come alive! Author William Noble shows you that some of the worst mistakes come from sticking too closely to the rules. By learning which rules are okay to ignore, you will be able to remedy your errors and create the kind of writing that makes fiction and nonfiction stories crackle with life.
Inside, Noble identifies the blunders most common to every writer, beginning or advanced and demonstrates how to correct your mistake and avoid it in the future. By avoiding these common pitfalls, you can begin to improve your writing today!
- Don't Write For Your Eighth-Grade Teacher
- Don't Complicate the Obvious
- Don't Use Journalese or Slangify Words and Phrases
- Don't Wallow in a Sentence Straightjacket
- Don't Add Adverbs and Adjectives to Prettify Your Prose
- Don't Passify Your Verb Voice
- Don't Repeat Without Relevance
- Don't Wrap Characters in the Same Grammar Blanket
- Don't Be Afraid to Make Your Own Rules
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It's one of the better writing books I've read. Each essay is short (around 6 pages). This is helpful because the writer makes his point, gives examples, and explains how t... ...more
Though the title makes it sound like a simple rule book, Noble's Book of Writing Blunders primarily deals with the issue of style, of cultivating a writer's personal voice. The book encourages a liberal approach to traditional writing "rules" without d... ...more
Noble's Book of Writing Blunders seems like Writers Digest's attempt at producing their version of "The 38 Most Common F... ...more