With Spellbinding Sentences as your guide, you will master two essential writing skills. You'll become fluent at finding words, and expert in arranging them into powerful sentences—sentences that will grab and keep your readers' attention.
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I hope young writers find this book and profit from it! I give it the Vulcan salute—"Live long and prosper!"
—Ursula K. Le Guin
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A brief guide to the history of the English language and the joys of exploring where our words come from.
"This is a wise, humane and practical book for anyone who wants to write; it guides the novice and re-awakens the veteran to processes and practices which can bring out the best writing in all of us." —Emma Darwin, author of A Secret Alchemy
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This booklet explains how writers can give up the myth of innate talent and instead master skills the same way top musicians and athletes do—through deliberate practice. AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD NOW.
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