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Sin and Syntax
How to Craft Wicked Good Prose
Written by Constance Hale

Sin and Syntax
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Category: Reference - Writing Skills
Imprint: Three Rivers Press
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: August 2013
Price: $15.00
Can. Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34689-4 (0-385-34689-1)
Pages: 320
Also available as an eBook and an eBook.



 
From the acclaimed author of the controversial Wired Style, this newly revised and updated edition is a wickedly funny and highly practical guide to good grammar that looks at both classic and nontraditional examples of effective prose-from the basics of nouns, verbs, and sentence structure to the lyrical yet unlawful constructs of television commercials and hip-hop rhymes. Unlike grammar guides such as Strunk and White's, Hale’s book shows how to break the rules to write sinfully effective prose. The new edition includes a prescriptive element to every chapter which will contain exercises for writers to try out the concepts presented.


“Hale has put together a writing/grammar manual that is fresh and fun....Easy to understand and appealing to a broad range of readers, this book is highly recommended for all libraries.”—Library Journal



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Constance Hale (chale@well.com) is the author of Wired Style, the one-of-a-kind guide to online English usage and geekspeak that was hailed by Newsweek as "The Chicago Manual of Style for the Millennium." A former editor at Wired, Hale has written for numerous publications including the San Francisco Examiner and The Microsoft Network. She has created maverick writing courses for people of all ages, including a popular seminar called "Grammar for Grownups," and currently teaches at U.C. Berkeley. She lives in Oakland, California.





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