The Resource First you write a sentence : the elements of reading, writing...and life, Joe Moran

First you write a sentence : the elements of reading, writing...and life, Joe Moran

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First you write a sentence : the elements of reading, writing...and life
Title
First you write a sentence
Title remainder
the elements of reading, writing...and life
Statement of responsibility
Joe Moran
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The sentence is the common ground where every writer walks. A good sentence can be written (and read) by anyone if we simply give it the gift of our time, and it is as close as most of us will get to making something truly beautiful. Using minimal technical terms and sources ranging from the Bible and Shakespeare to George Orwell and Maggie Nelson, as well as scientific studies of what can best fire the reader's mind, author Joe Moran shows how we can all write in a way that is clear, compelling and alive. Whether dealing with finding the ideal word, building a sentence, or constructing a paragraph, First You Write a Sentence informs by light example: much richer than a style guide, it can be read not only for instruction but for pleasure and delight. And along the way, it shows how good writing can help us notice the world, make ourselves known to others, and live more meaningful lives. It's an elegant gem in praise of the English sentence"--
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LBSOR/DLC
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1970-
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Moran, Joe
Dewey number
808/.042
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1441
LC item number
.M665 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • Creative writing
  • Creative writing
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First you write a sentence : the elements of reading, writing...and life, Joe Moran
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK, 2018"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A pedant' s apology, or why I wrote this book -- The ape that writes sentences, or why word order is (almost) everything -- Nouns versus verbs, or how to bring a sentence to life, but not too much -- Nothing like a windowpane, or how to say wondrous things with plain words -- The high-wire act, or how to write long and legato without running out of breath -- Foolish like a trout, or how to join sentences together with invisible thread -- A small, good thing, or why a sentence should be a gift to the world
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780143134343
Lccn
2018058377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
2018058377
Label
First you write a sentence : the elements of reading, writing...and life, Joe Moran
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK, 2018"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A pedant' s apology, or why I wrote this book -- The ape that writes sentences, or why word order is (almost) everything -- Nouns versus verbs, or how to bring a sentence to life, but not too much -- Nothing like a windowpane, or how to say wondrous things with plain words -- The high-wire act, or how to write long and legato without running out of breath -- Foolish like a trout, or how to join sentences together with invisible thread -- A small, good thing, or why a sentence should be a gift to the world
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780143134343
Lccn
2018058377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
2018058377

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