Carroll, David's A manual of writer's tricks PDF

By Carroll, David

ISBN-10: 1569246076

ISBN-13: 9781569246078

The writer of ways to arrange Your Manuscript for a writer now provides extra crucial recommendation for fiction and nonfiction writers. This necessary reference bargains easy accessibility to stratagems and tried-and-true literary shortcuts that aid writers shop time, increase type and steer clear of universal pitfalls. no matter if a newbie or scholar, beginner or expert, readers will refer again and again to David Carroll's practical Read more...

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S I myself was the first to disprove Lazlow's hypothesis, it seems only fair for me now to go on record as saying that I believe .. " "This colorful quarter-note refrain-which yours truly championed years before they'd heard of Miles Davis-remains a classic .... " In general, readers will like you better and respect what you say more willingly if you as author remain a 19 A MANUAL OF WRITER'S TRICKS pleasant, soft-spoken voice behind the scenes. This means writing in the first-person only when it's really necessary and avoiding boasting or dogmatism or a patronizing tone.

Yet it takes a clever writer's eye to see things this way, then quickly to soothe the reader's ego with the reminder of "human-sized" snowy peaks. • Here is Richard Hughes at his best describing a hurricane in A High Wind in Jamaica: "Through the gaping frames the lightning-lit scene without was visible. The creepers, which before had looked like cobwebs, now streamed up into the sky like new-combed hair. Bushes were lying flat, laid back on the ground as close as a rabbit lays back his ears. Branches were leaping about loose in the sky.

Many years ago when the Broadway show Brigadoon was in rehearsal, a voice coach was brought in to teach the performers a Scottish accent. While the performers learned their lessons quickly, a problem soon arose : in the early run-throughs no one could understand what they were saying: "Whisht, rna' lord, a' gaes wrang when the Master's oot; but ay, I'll take care 0' the ruckle wi' ye ma'self" It took a second, wiser coach ro point out that stage accents should present the illusion, not the reali ty of foreign pronunciation, and that accenting every ninth or 40 TRICKS FOR MORE EXPRESSIVE, COLORFUL WRITING tenth word in a passage is all that's necessary to convey the impression of native speaking.

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