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A book to turn everyone into a writer,
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This review is from: The Penguin Writer's Manual (Penguin Reference Books) (Paperback)
I write for a living and I also train others to improve their writing and this lovely little book as been a godsend. I encourage everyone I ever teach to buy it (or get the boss to buy it for them).
It's written so well that you can relax with it over a cup of tea or read it on the train home after a tiring day's work and it won't send you to sleep! It is practical, approachable and has everything it says that good writing should: clarity, simplicity, economy, variety, vigour and suitability.
Mind you, I would have called it the Penguin Writers' Manual. I wonder if they agonised over that. Maybe they want us all to have one each, not to share.
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Initial post: 11 Oct 2008 11:21:40 BDT
Love the final sentance.
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2011 20:27:29 GMT
LOL. Wonderful observation. Maybe it was written specifically for one person, namely 'The penguin writer'?
Posted on 16 Feb 2013 01:28:21 GMT
Isaac David says:
Since only one writer can read it at a time, I think Penguin made the correct choice for the title. :)
Posted on 16 Feb 2013 18:47:26 GMT
Yes Isaac, that's very sensible. However, your idea assumes that there is only one copy that we all have to share.
(Don't lose any sleep over the problem - we're only having a bit of fun!)
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Feb 2013 19:10:48 GMT
Isaac David says:
Mmm, I'll tell my idea to stop assuming things and let me do the thinking...
Posted on 16 Feb 2013 20:11:55 GMT
It's worth a try, but it's quite difficult to think without any ideas! Nice one.
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