By Carroll, David
The writer of ways to organize Your Manuscript for a writer now provides extra crucial suggestion for fiction and nonfiction writers. This necessary reference bargains quick access to stratagems and tried-and-true literary shortcuts that aid writers retailer time, enhance kind and keep away from universal pitfalls. no matter if a newbie or pupil, beginner or expert, readers will refer many times to David Carroll's practical counsel for: writing with expression; enhancing constitution; correcting and rewriting with better potency; constructing "writer's logic"; averting the risks of burnout, boredom and absence of motivation; facing writer's block; and remodeling scholarly prose for larger clarity. Read more...
summary: the writer of ways to organize Your Manuscript for a writer now provides extra crucial suggestion for fiction and nonfiction writers. This necessary reference bargains easy accessibility to stratagems and tried-and-true literary shortcuts that support writers retailer time, enhance type and stay away from universal pitfalls. no matter if a newbie or pupil, novice or expert, readers will refer repeatedly to David Carroll's sensible guidance for: writing with expression; bettering constitution; correcting and rewriting with higher potency; constructing "writer's logic"; keeping off the dangers of burnout, boredom and shortage of motivation; facing writer's block; and transforming scholarly prose for higher readability
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Choose action over exposition. Expository writing is explanatory writing . It is used to convey information and facts. An encyclopedia is composed of expository prose. So is an almanac. While exposition is necessary to some degree in any work of fiction or nonfiction, it is usually the least colorful form of prose. You can often replace it with its more entertaining and more animated counterpart, action narrative. " A perfectly respectable piece of prose. But try conveying the same information via action writing, and Ralph 35 A MANUAL OF WRITER'S TRICKS ceases to be a package of descriptions and turns into a human being: "Ralph smoothed his pomaded hair back for the fourth time.
Satisfied? " Make yourself likeable by asking the reader questions: "Jack E. " All in all , writers make themselves likeable in the same way we all do: by being friendly, interesting, and genuinely concerned with the welfare of the person we are talking to. " Keep the tone on an even keel from beginning to end. If you start out writing in a formal tone, continue in this way from beginning to end . Don't suddenly lapse into 18 TONE slapstick or become overly familiar in the middle of a factual piece.
A picture is worth a thousand words. Persuade with examples, not opinions. The best method for making readers see things from your perspective is to present so much hard evidence and so 20 TONE many persuasive examples that they will reach your conclusions on their own. In this way readers are flattered into thinking they have figured it all out for themselves, and you appear all the more modest and intelligent for having gently pointed the way. This is a refinement of the "show me, don't tell me" principle.
A manual of writer's tricks by Carroll, David