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Hat being said I was still in the A Seductive Revenge dark as to what writing is good and what s badIf you nearly failed English like me this book is not for you Nouns adjectives adverbs hedgehogs It s all incredibly overwhelming The Writer s Diet preaches to the choir and closes theoor to heathens At 77 pages The Writer s Diet A Guide to Fit Prose is the size of an ambitious pamphlet Like its predecessor The Elements of Style it packs California Living direct sage advice between its modest covers One of the best themes that returns throughout the book is that The Writer s Diet is not a plug and chug system it cannot evaluate the merits of an argument oriagnose the effectiveness of an author s style but can only point out where unnecessary words remain or where poor structural choices hamstring a sentence s ideas The virtue of The Writer s Diet is that it offers its readers a stark look at the ideas about writing that they take for granted Good but fairly basic information that may be of less use to writers who are accomplished self editors Sword has a very useful online tool that will analyze a 100 1000 word snippet of prose for four excesses common among writers who So Damn Lucky (Lucky OToole, do not have significant editing training and experience And even those with significant editing skills can have occasional lapses The tool can be found here Writer s Diet book expands on the reasons why and how these excesses negatively affect the uality and effectiveness of your writing as well as best practices in regard to them It provides good information and is a great resource for uickly improving the uality of your prose I think this book has some truly helpful writing tips but is letown by the fatphobic framework The act of writing isn t something that needs to add shame to people about their bodies I m also a bit skeptical in how useful these tips are in academic writing true there is a lot of florid and impenetrable academic prose but sometimes you o need academic ad words because they are specific concepts complex than the root noun or verb. Hort book is packed with excellent advice on writing offered with charm and good cheer –Steven Pinker Johnstone Professor of Psychology Harvard University and author of The Sense of Style The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century ‘Does my style look big in this’ The Writer’s Diet shows us how to measure our verbal shape honestly and unflinchingly in private see what we need to tone and train in simple steps that we can all enjoy Concise punchy engaging practical effective Helen Sword’s instant classic has become even fitter in this new edition – Professor Brian Boyd the University of Auckla.
PDF/EBOOK The Writers Diet ã Helen Sword
Oh no I thought this short book would be terrific This book is wasting a great metaphor Fit writing is a great phrase with metaphors of exercise ieting and training all finding a placeBut this is too basic and chaotic in its argument Page upon page I pondered the point of the proseA fine writer who Ryugakusei no tame no Kanji no Kyokasho SHOKYU 300 - Japanese Writing Study Book drained the power of a great idea The The writersiet is about choosing active verbs avoiding nomilzations adverbs and filler words Use preposition that convey motion and use them with care Keep the verb close the subject Great excersize Abstract to concrete then back again take abstract word and make it concrete Take concrete word and make it abstract Avoid so called action verbs that are bland have make A Study in Scandal (Scandalous do and use Ion ism ty ment ness anceenceUse preposition with pep motion not static That there this it Avoid as filler Only used when it s clear what it is Avoid than 2 preposition in a sentence In one hundred word less then three to be verbs less than four nominalizations less than 14 prepostions Less than three waste words less then 6 ad words that s the formula Nothing in this was particularly groundbreaking to me actually I never really thought about preposition choice before so I ll give Sword that one but it was really interesting getting it all in one concise book with only five brief chapters As someone who reads a lot of academic writings I found it nice to think that maybe one Letting it Go day they will be easier interesting to read If only they would follow these guidelinesPS I hate to put this review through her online Writer s Diet test because it would probably get a pretty low score A succinct book with simple but essential tips on writing 5 sacred rules 1 Use active verbs whenever possible2 Favour concrete language over vague abstrac Short to the point Good bookThe core idea seems to be keep writing simple It can be simpler than you realize Stick to SVO structure as much as possible using lemmas where you can Spice up your writing with variety rather than complexity Create vivid. Is your writing flabby or fit If your sentences are weighed The One Who Stays (Summer Island, down with passives and prepositions be verbs and waste words The Writer’s Diet is for you This book will help you energise your writing and strip unnecessary padding from your prose The Writer’s Diet offers a short sharp introduction to great writing Through the online test at wwwwritersdietcom and the analysis and examples in this book Helen Sword teaches writers of all kinds – students to teachers lawyers to librarians – how to transform flabby sentences into active energetic prose The book and the website enable writers toiagnose their writing for
Mental animations via concrete nouns and specific active verbs Prepositions are garbage Ad words adjectives and adverbs are mostly garbage But worst of all are Shadow of the Wolf (Hearts Desire, demonstratives and pronouns which invite ambiguity fuzzy thinking and grammatical complexity Avoid like the plague Similarly starting sentences with there is often leads to sweeping generalizations Similarly avoidExpanding on the animation idea I suspect a good mental framework is this you are animating a scene in your reader s brain Each sentence should encode the transition to the next key frame For example left hand moves from here to thereoor opens The book is well written and I m guess it can be useful for many to improve their writing style It was suggested to me when I was looking for help on improving my PhD thesis but the help I needed was not for stylistic but organizational and content improvement so I Smijurija u mjerama didn t find it as useful personally Io like that the book has many clear good and bad examples for the writing aspects it focuses on and it Speer does nicelyraw a parallel between writing and a Ultralearning diet Pleasant and useful read The book is not long but coupled with the online test and time spent on thoroughly going through the exercises it has a greater value To begin with let me point out how criminally expensive this book is I bought it from the publisher s website for 31 NZD and the book is the tiniest thing I have ever read Before you hate on me for my own stupidity I needed to buy the book for my Web Writing courseNow let the review proceed The Writer s Diet attempts to trimown your own writing by giving you guidelines on how to make your text readable So you would assume it makes it s points clearly and uses relevant examples to keep you on the right path It The Ring Of The Dove doesn t Instead it uses poems and Shakespearean texts as examples And that s fine if you re into that kind of stuff but for us average Joe Bloggs weon t know what the heck Shakespeare was on about and assume he was probably on The Lost Literature of Medieval England drugsuring writing periods So Lab – passives and prepositions weak verbs and waste words – and energise their work by stripping away unnecessary padding The rules of good writing are eceptively simple but this book helps writers to see those principles at work through examples by stylish authors from Charles Dickens to John McPhee First published in 2007 The Writer’s Diet became a bestselling handbook and now returns refreshed alongside a new version of wwwwritersdietcom The book will highlight your bad habits and sharpen your style – for clearer crisper sentences filled with words that count Who says nutritious material must be bland This