A manual of writer's tricks by Carroll, David

By Carroll, David

The writer of ways to organize Your Manuscript for a writer now offers extra crucial recommendation for fiction and nonfiction writers. This valuable reference deals quick access to stratagems and tried-and-true literary shortcuts that aid writers shop time, enhance kind and steer clear of universal pitfalls. no matter if a newbie or pupil, beginner or expert, readers will refer many times to David Carroll's practical Read more...

summary: the writer of ways to arrange Your Manuscript for a writer now provides extra crucial recommendation for fiction and nonfiction writers. This helpful reference deals easy accessibility to stratagems and tried-and-true literary shortcuts that support writers shop time, increase variety and steer clear of universal pitfalls. even if a newbie or pupil, novice or expert, readers will refer many times to David Carroll's useful advice for: writing with expression; enhancing constitution; correcting and rewriting with higher potency; constructing "writer's logic"; heading off the risks of burnout, boredom and absence of motivation; facing writer's block; and transforming scholarly prose for better readability

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Your readers may not in fact be intelligent or informed, but that's their problem. Your problem is to make them think that they are. In this manner you win readers' good will and at the same time advance them toward seeing things the way you see them, for it is an established fact that we believe those people we like far more readily than those we dislike . 23 A MANUAL OF WRITER'S TRICKS Address the reader directly. Use the word "you" whenever possible. Instead of penning such windy phrases as "One will discover that ..

The qualities which characterize this important genre are as follows: 1. Common use of clipped words (cop, phone, TV); idioms (come hell or high water, down-and-dirty); and simplified grammar. 2. A nonscholarly vocabulary. 3. " 4. A familiar, personal, occasionally intimate tone. 5. Relatively short, pithy sentences which are sometimes grammatically incomplete. ) Generally speaking, unless a writer is hemmed in by the inexorable dictates of highly formal writing, as in a 39 A MANUAL OF WRITER'S TRICKS master's thesis or an article for a medical journal, colloquial is the voice of choice.

Clearly, it is not keeping up either with the German competition or the Japanese juggernaut. This, it seems to me, is a reflection of prevailing mugwump attitudes existing not only in the automotive industry but throughout the entire American work place, yet another gloomy indicator of the American laborer's current obsession with the fast buck and the "avoid hard work at all costs" syndrome . Indeed, if we do not become more heedful of this decline, we may soon slip to a dismal number three status in world industrial production, if not lower.

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