Words Fail Me: What Everyone Who Writes Should Know about Writing

Words Fail Me: What Everyone Who Writes Should Know about Writing

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Whether you are working on the novel that's been in the back of your mind for years or simply facing an increasing demand to write well at work or school, the fact remains: more and more of us are writing more often these days-reports, e-mails, faxes, and newsletters. But despite the increase in written communication, something has been lost-the fundamentals of good writing. Grammar maven Patricia T. O'Conner comes to the rescue with the most painless, practical, and funny writing book ever written. In short, snappy chapters filled with crystal-clear examples, amusing comparisons, and humorous allegories that cover everything from "Pronoun Pileups" and "Verbs That Zing" to "What to Do When You're Stuck," O'Conner provides simple, straightforward tips to help you sort your thoughts and make sentences that make sense. Push aside those stuffy old-fashioned rule books, because O'Conner has written the most accessible and enjoyable book yet for today's writer.

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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547546872

  • ISBN-10: 0547546874

  • Pages: 224

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 09/07/2000

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level 930L

  • reviews

    "O'Conner uses her playful sense of humor to help us swallow with a laugh the rules that schoolmarms once forced down students' throats.-The New York Times Book Review

    "O'Conner is one of those sneaky-good writers: You don't see the effort behind her smoothness."-Salon.com "Read this one from end to end....Imagine what the Congressional Record would be like if bureaucrats wrote that way."-The Cleveland Plain Dealer

    "Will delight the word lovers on your shopping list...Sassy." -Detroit News Free Press

    "Remember Woe Is I? Well, Ms. O'Conner is back and she hasn't lost her touch. This book is worth the price just to read her chapter titles and headings."-Writers' Exchange

    "Patricia T. O'Conner's Woe Is I and Words Fail Me are readable, sympathetic to the struggling writer and often just plain funny."-the Seattle Times

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547546872

  • ISBN-10: 0547546874

  • Pages: 224

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 09/07/2000

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level 930L

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