Ordinary Miracles - Harness the power of writing and get your point across!
Paperback, 80 Pages
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Do you have a good idea that you just can't get across in writing? Ordinary miracles is an insightful exploration of the writing process as a medium for communication - rather than an exercise in stringing together words and sentences according to the rules of grammar. It begins by looking at the flawed system that most people use to evaluate writing, and then describes a better way to break down a text - COL (Content, Organization, Language), and examines each of these elements in detail. You will learn: - How the misinformation that you learned in grade school is affecting your writing today. - How to structure your writing to make a solid and compelling argument. - How grammar can be used for maximum effect, sometimes by breaking the rules! - How subtle differences in the way you structure your sentences can massively affect your readers. - How to choose just the right word to get your point across. This book will inspire you to write - bring your writing to the next level... More > today!< Less
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Jan 12, 2008"Great book for all audiences!" In this book, the author goes over many of the common pitfalls of writing, and attempts to offer solutions or alternatives based on personal experience and extensive research. Although short, this book is concise and to the point. It is very focused and delves deeply into the many issues it addresses. The book itself illustrates the points it's trying to get across very well, as it is written in very eloquent prose, and is an exceptionally light read. All in all I think this is a very good buy, definitely worth the money, and even more so the time spent reading it. I would recommend this book to anybody who decides to take pen to paper, and even more so to the people who don't, to help them understand what they're missing.
Jan 10, 2008"Great book!" Great book! Mr. Iny really knows how to write and inspire you to do the same! Mickael Casol
Apr 16, 2007"Finally, a good guide to writing!" I got the book from a friend. To tell the truth, I didn't really want to read it. But when I finally got around to it, I couldn't put it down 'till the end (and I am well aware that this is not the way one usually describes such a book). The book is short and to the point. Easy to read, and an example of it's own content simply by the way it is written. Half way through, my fingers were itching to hold a pen and start wtiting something, anything... Equipped with the principles I learned, I am a better judge of any literary piece, written by me or by others. Wish I had the book when I took my English 101..
Mar 10, 2006"very good read" Definitely a five star read. I’ve read a number of the “how-to” variety of writing books and very few of them have kept my attention, let alone gotten me to put to practice what I learned. I am happy to say it was quite different with this book! The biggest advantage of the book is that Iny draws on a number of personal experiences to illustrate his ideas. This adds a level of intimacy to the book that makes the initial reading, and any subsequent readings, just fly by. Another feature that differs from your regular fair is you never get the feeling that the book is above you. It is so clear and concise that you can immediately begin to play around with your new knowledge. I would highly recommend this book to anybody looking to improve their writing!
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- by Danny Iny (Standard Copyright License)
- February 23, 2006
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.37 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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