New PDF release: A Dash of Style: The Art and Mastery of Punctuation

By Noah Lukeman

ISBN-10: 0393329801

ISBN-13: 9780393329803

The 1st functional and obtainable advisor to the paintings of punctuation for artistic writers. Punctuation finds the author: haphazard commas, for instance, show haphazard pondering; transparent, lucid breaks demonstrate transparent, lucid pondering. Punctuation can be utilized to educate the author tips to imagine and the way to jot down. This brief, useful ebook exhibits authors the advantages that may be reaped from gaining knowledge of punctuation: the artwork of favor, sentence size, that means, and economic 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." packed with workouts and examples from literary masters (Why did Poe and Melville depend on the semicolon? Why did Hemingway embody the period?), A sprint of Style is interactive, hugely attractive, and a need for artistic writers in addition to for a person trying to make punctuation their good friend rather than their mysterious foe.

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