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Riting for flab – passives and prepositions weak verbs and waste words – and energise their work by stripping away unnecessary padding The rules of good writing are deceptively 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 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 Thi. The The writers diet is about choosing active verbs avoiding nomilzations adverbs and filler words Use prepositi Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide unnecessary padding The rules of good writing are deceptively 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 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 Thi. The The writers diet is about choosing active verbs avoiding nomilzations adverbs and filler words Use prepositi

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Is your writing flabby or fit If your sentences are weighed 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 The Writers Epuboffers 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 to diagnose their w. A succinct book with simple but essential tips on writing 5 sacred rules 1 Use active verbs whenever possible2 F Encounters with Rauschenberg unnecessary padding from your prose The Writer’s Diet The Writers Epuboffers 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 to diagnose their w. A succinct book with simple but essential tips on writing 5 sacred rules 1 Use active verbs whenever possible2 F

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S short 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 st 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 Auckland.. The book is well written and I m guess it can be useful for many to improve their writing style It was suggested


10 thoughts on “The Writers Diet

  1. says:

    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

  2. says:

    A succinct book with simple but essential tips on writing 5 sacred rules 1 Use active verbs whenever possible2 Favour concrete language over vague abstractions3 Avoid long strings of prepositional phrases4 Employ adjectives and adverbs only when they contribute something new to the meaning of a sentence5 Reduce your dependence on four pernicious 'waste words' it this that and there

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    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 dieting 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 drained the power of a great ide

  4. says:

    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

  5. says:

    Short to the point Good bookThe core idea seems to be keep writing simple It can be simpler than you realize Stick to SVO s

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    The The writers diet 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 do and use Ion ism ty ment ness anceenceUse preposition wit

  7. says:

    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 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 exp

  8. says:

    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 l

  9. says:

    Nothing in this was particularly groundbreaking to me actually I'd never really thought about preposition choice before so I

  10. says:

    I think this book has some truly helpful writing tips but is let down 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 do need academic ad words because they are specific concepts complex than the root

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