By Noah Lukeman
The 1st useful and obtainable consultant to the artwork of punctuation for inventive writers. Punctuation unearths the author: haphazard commas, for instance, display haphazard considering; transparent, lucid breaks demonstrate transparent, lucid considering. Punctuation can be utilized to coach the author find out how to imagine and the way to put in writing. This brief, useful ebook indicates authors the advantages that may be reaped from getting to know punctuation: the paintings of favor, sentence size, that means, and financial system of phrases. There are full-length chapters dedicated to the interval, the comma, the semicolon, the colon, citation marks, the sprint and parentheses, the paragraph and part holiday, and a cumulative bankruptcy on integrating all of them into "The Symphony of Punctuation." full of workouts and examples from literary masters (Why did Poe and Melville depend upon the semicolon? Why did Hemingway include the period?), A sprint of Style is interactive, hugely enticing, and a need for inventive writers in addition to for somebody trying to make punctuation their pal rather than their mysterious foe.
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