Want to write more powerfully? You've come to the right book. "Word Up "--an eclectic collection of essays, more inspiration guide than style guide--serves up tips and insights for anyone who wants to write with more umph. "Word Up "does what too few writing books do: it practices while preaching, shows while telling, uses powerful writing to talk about powerful writing. "Word Up " explores the perplexities and celebrates the pleasures of the English language. It leaves you smiling--and ready to conquer your next blank (or blah) page.
Want to know how to write more powerfully? You've come to the right book. Word Up!—an eclectic collection of essays, more inspiration guide than style guide—serves up tips and insights for anyone who wants to know how to write with umph. Word Up! does what too few writing books do: it practices while preaching, shows while telling, uses powerful writing to talk about powerful writing. Word Up! explores the perplexities and celebrates the pleasures of the English language. It leaves you smiling—and ready to conquer your next blank (or blah) page.
Release on 2014-05-08 | by Amelia Nikolai,Pete Nikolai
7 Steps and 7 Secrets for Finishing Your Nonfiction Book Sooner Rather Than Later
Author: Amelia Nikolai,Pete Nikolai
Pubpsher: WestBow Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Have you started writing a nonfiction book that you are struggling to finish? Do you have an idea for a book but dont know how to get started? Now you can start and finish your book sooner rather than later following an easy 7 step process that forms the foundation for the way most nonfiction books are written. This insiders guide starts by helping you find the time to write your book and then walks you through creating your proposal, developing your writing plan, and writing your first draft. Along the way youll determine when you could finish your book based on your personal writing output and the time you have available to write. Youll also discover the 7 secrets to finishing your book sooner rather than later including how to transform your dreams into your vision and how to establish the goals and action steps needed to make your vision a reality. Writing a book is similar to taking a journey. Having a plan and putting in the necessary time gets you from where you are to where you want to be. This book takes you step-by-step through the process of developing your plan and following through to write your book sooner rather than later. If you're ready to finish your book and to begin to see the impact it has in the lives of others then read this quick guide and take the steps to make it happen!
Release on 2014-02-15 | by Scott Abel,Rahel Anne Bailie
Author: Scott Abel,Rahel Anne Bailie
Pubpsher: XML Press
The Language of Content Strategy is the gateway to a language that describes the world of content strategy. With fifty-two contributors, all known for their depth of knowleEA Digital (delivered electronically)e, this set of terms forms the core of an emerging profession and, as a result, helps shape the profession. The terminology spans a range of competencies with the broad area of content strategy. This book, and its companion website, is an invitation to readers to join the conversation. This is an important step: the beginning of a common language. Using this book will not only help you shape your work, but also encourage you to contribute your own terminology and help expand the depth and breadth of the profession
A light look at how we fill our writing, our speech, and our thoughts with needlessly repetitive (okay, just repetitive) words. Includes a list of 750 redundant phrases we hear and use--say it ain't so!--every day.
Release on 2013-02-14 | by Walter Pauk,Ross J.Q. Owens
Author: Walter Pauk,Ross J.Q. Owens
Pubpsher: Cengage Learning
Over a million students have transformed adequate work into academic achievement with this best-selling text. HOW TO STUDY IN COLLEGE sets students on the path to success by helping them build a strong foundation of study skills, and learn how to gain, retain, and explain information. Based on widely tested educational and learning theories, HOW TO STUDY IN COLLEGE teaches study techniques such as visual thinking, active listening, concentration, note taking, and test taking, while also incorporating material on vocabulary building. Questions in the Margin, based on the Cornell Note Taking System, places key questions about content in the margins of the text to provide students with a means for reviewing and reciting the main ideas. Students then use this technique--the Q-System--to formulate their own questions. The Eleventh Edition maintains the straightforward and traditional academic format that has made HOW TO STUDY IN COLLEGE the leading study skills text in the market. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Choice Words, Phrases, Sentences, and Paragraphs for Every Situation
Author: Rosalie Maggio
?For anyone who has ever stared at a blank page or screen?(Kaylene Weiser, organized consultant, The Wiser Way)? the revised third edition of the bestseller that offers ?a crisp, elegant way to say everything.?(Vivian Jenkins Nelson, founder, The International Institute for Interracial Interaction) The ?exceptional, wonderful, amazing?(Vivian Jenkins Nelson, founder, The International Institute for Interracial Interaction) book that has sold nearly one million copies! How to Say It® provides clear and practical guidance for what to say?and what not to say?in any situation. Covering everything from business correspondence to personal letters, this is the perfect desk reference for anyone who often finds themselves struggling to find those perfect words for: ? Apologies and sympathy letters ? Letters to the editor ? Cover letters ? Fundraising requests ? Social correspondence, including invitations and Announcements This new edition features expanded advice for personal and business emails, blogs, and international communication.
Spruce up Your Website Copy, Blog Posts & Social Media Content
Author: Paul Lima
Pubpsher: Paul Lima
Category: Business & Economics
How to Write Web Copy and Social Media Content: Spruce up Your Website Copy, Blog Posts and Social Media Content is more than an online writing book. While writing for online media is the focus, the book takes writers through the important writing process--showing them how to think before they write. Then it demonstrates how to apply this process to website copy, including structuring copy on websites, blog posts and social media such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. This book is for those who want to make their website and blog copy sparkle and boost the effectiveness of their social media content. The book is based on business-writing and online and social media copywriting courses that the author teaches for University of Toronto continuing education students and for corporate clients. In short, How to Write Web Copy and Social Media Content will help you organize your thoughts before you write, become a more effective and efficient online writer, make your points in a concise and easy to read/scan manner, achieve your purpose and obtain feedback (if so desired). This book is all about communicating more effectively online so your readers understand why you are writing and what action, if any (remember, a "click" is an action), you need them to take. It is filled with samples, examples and exercises to get you writing for various online media.
This book will supplement the training currently being offered to all secondary English departments. It offers a view of the place of the English 'strand' in the overall Key Stage 3 strategy and gives support to English departments in their preparations for a new way of working. It will encourage English teachers to review their current schemes of work, offering suggestions for more substantial teaching and learning modules, as well as practical ideas for classroom use and recommended resources. The book interprets and explains the NLS document for busy practitioners; reinforces the messages of the National Literacy Strategy (NLS); spells out the expectations of the framework and offer guidance on how to fulfil them; and describes and explains the types of teaching methods to improve students' learning. This book includes many practical ideas for classroom activities and offers direct support for the less confident English teacher. The book is equally valuable to students and practicing teachers.
Release on 2014 | by Bill Schmalz,The Images Publishing Group
For Design and Construction Professionals
Author: Bill Schmalz,The Images Publishing Group
Pubpsher: Images Publishing
There are a lot of good books available to help people write better. They include dictionaries, usage guides, and various types of writers’ manuals – and professional writers ought to have many of those books on their bookshelves. But most architects and other design and construction professionals are not professional writers. Instead, they are people who spend a large part of their professional lives writing. That’s a big difference, and that’s where this book will help. The Architect’s Guide to Writing has been written not by an English major, but by Bill Schmalz, an architect who knows the kinds of documents his fellow professionals routinely have to write, and understands the kinds of technical mistakes they often make in their writing. This book is designed to meet the specific needs of design and construction professionals. It’s not going to waste their time with the things that most educated professionals know, but it will help them with the things they don’t know or are unsure of. It’s not a Chicago Manual-sized encyclopaedic reference that includes everything any writer would ever need to know, because architects don’t need to know everything. But what they do need to know – and what they use every day in their professional lives – has been assembled in this book.