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Author Leland, Christopher T.

Title The creative writer's style guide : rules and advice for writing fiction and creative nonfiction / by Christopher T. Leland
Edition First edition
Published Cincinnati, OH : Writers Digest Books, [2002]
Cincinnati, OH : Writers Digest Books, 2002


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 MELB  808.042 L5378/C  AVAILABLE
Description pages cm
Contents Why Do You Need This Book? -- Pt. I. The Devil in the Details: Grammar, Usage, and Stylistic Conventions -- Introduction to Grammar and Usage. 1. Nouns and Pronouns. 2. Verbs. 3. Modifiers. 4. Conjunctions and Prepositions. 5. Interjections. 6. Sentences and Paragraphs. 7. Capitalization. 8. Plurals and Possessives. 9. Punctuation. 10. Setting Dialogue and Thoughts. 11. Other Issues of Usage -- Pt. II. Ten Issues of Language and Style -- Introduction to Language and Style. 12. Titles and Names. 13. Images. 14. New Words. 15. Slang, Colloquialism, and Dialect. 16. Offensive Words. 17. Descriptions. 18. Pace, Balance, and Transitions. 19. Accuracy. 20. Allusions. 21. Experimentation and the Avant-Garde
Summary "Textbook rules about punctuation and grammar can be difficult to apply to your novel, short story, personal essay or memoir. There are special considerations that normal style manuals just don't address." "This resource saves you time, while giving you the guidance you need to edit your manuscript with confidence."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Subject English language -- Rhetoric -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Creative writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
LC no. 2002069045
ISBN 1884910556
Other Titles Rules and advice for writing fiction and creative nonfiction