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Words Fail Me: What Everyone Who Writes Should Know about Writing (Harvest Book) by [Patricia T. O'Conner]

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Words Fail Me: What Everyone Who Writes Should Know about Writing (Harvest Book) 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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Patricia T. O'Conner's Words Fail Me is written in the same lighthearted tone as her snappy grammar guide, Woe Is I. This time out, O'Conner tackles the writer's art. "Good writing," she says, "is writing that works." This book is the perfect text for the novice writer who tends to gravitate toward comedic instructors. "Crummy spelling," says O'Conner, "is more noticeable than crummy anything else." Organizing your material "may be a pain in the butt, but it's thankless, too!" "Write as though you were addressing someone whose opinion you value, even if the reader is ... a stingy insurance company that won't pay for your tummy tuck." O'Conner's material isn't new--like many such books, Words Fail Me advocates the use of small words, fresh verbs, and only well-chosen modifiers--but rarely is a primer so amusing. And the clever titles strewn throughout--"Taking Leave of Your Tenses," "The It Parade"--provide added pleasure, particularly for anyone who knows how hard it can be to put a headline on a piece of writing. --Jane Steinberg --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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Patrcia T. O'Conner was an editor at the New York Times Book Review when she wrote Woe Is I. Her writing has appeared in many magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times and Newsweek. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, Stewart Kellerman.

Patrcia T. O'Conner was an editor at the New York Times Book Review when she wrote Woe Is I. Her writing has appeared in many magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times and Newsweek. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, Stewart Kellerman.
--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN : B004H1U2OC
  • Publisher : Mariner Books; 1st edition (7 September 2000)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 1857 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Not Enabled
  • Print length : 242 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 74 ratings

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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very funny and useful
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 December 2013
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4.0 out of 5 stars A book one needs in the shelf
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5.0 out of 5 stars Motivates to improve
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J. Fuhrman
4.0 out of 5 stars A great guide to help you write yourself out of that corner
Reviewed in the United States on 3 September 2016
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