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Ng Well The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction Bird by Bird Some Instructions on Writing and Life and Writing Without Bullshit Boost Your Career by Saying What You Mean Certainly one of my top five favourite books for writers along with Stephen King and Anne LamottThere s no one proper way to write but if you re searching for a book about craft at no one proper way to write but if you re searching for a book about craft at sentence level this is the one for you Spunk and Bite ReviewSpunk Bite is a rhythm and jazz resource of techniues and suggestions for bringing writing alive So much of my daily articles consist of actionless verbs have to be are would have should have with little no surprises or ngaging fun for the reader While I may write straight forward and complex sentences my syntax and paragraphs simply tie one thought to the next My writing like this review is nice but not memorable or ngaging You might think in the first few chapters of his book that Plotnik is showing off with a bunch of had to look them up in the dictonary words though admittedly reading the Kindle version of th Plotnik has written a wonderful primer for writers desiring to move beyond competent writing into xceptional writing He covers a variety of topics that once mastered will nhance a writer s ability This is one of those books that should be owned so it can be reviewed again and is one of those books that should be owned so it can be reviewed again and as one traverses the writing skill trailIt is true that Plotnik s own writing is perhaps too spunky and too bitey moving into the realm of bashing the reader over the head with too many xciting words and phrases However I would argue that those learning how to add spunk and bite to their own writing need to see overt xamples implementing the discussed techniues to this nd Plotnik is successfulSpunk and Bite also includes several xercises at the nd so reader s can practice the techniues A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, explored in the book Overall this is a book I d recommend to most writers I m in love with Arthur Plotnik s brain A solid book on grammar and writing and MUCHngaging than the dry original by Strunk and White While I did get the sense the that author found himself very witty and humourous most of that fell flat for me or really dragged on the pace of the message there were still some helpful tips thoughts and suggestions in the book to warrant a read I like that the author takes the foundation set by such books as Strunk and White s Elements of Style and gives it a through The Shadow Reader examination with the messag. Andra Cisneros Bill Bryson Maureen Dowd and many dozens Plotnik reveals the tricks and techniues that make prose fresh forceful and publishable For all types of writing novels articles poems ad copy blogs andven mailsthis uncommon handbook reveals how to make your words so fetching that readers beg .


I got this as a Christmas gift and thought the title was witty Unfortunately the title was the best part of the book Originally published in 2005 and reprinted in 2007 I have to wonder whether the author didn t realise that at some point the members of Generation Y about whom he was not particularly kind would potentially pick up the book in hope of some new insightsI was at a loss to find any new insights in this book It seemed that the book rehashed advice I ve read time and again in other style guides and how to manuals sometimes to the point where Plotnik directly uoted them for xample his uotes from Lynne Truss and Stephen King I may be personally biased here as I find Eats Shoots Leaves The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation and On Writing to be two of the most invaluable books in my reference library In fact I would suggest that instead of Plotnik s book which uotes from these and then picks them apart to just go straight to the sourceThe final jarring note was that there were so many spelling rrors in the book Black Horse instead of Black House by Stephen King or Annie E Proulx instead of E Annie Proulx in fact this appeared as Annie E Proulx Annie Proulx and E Annie Proulx at different points appeared as Annie E Proulx Annie Proulx and E Annie Proulx at different points the text I realise proofreaders can miss things at times but Plotnik lists amongst his other works The Elements of Editing I don t think I ll read it if this finished product is anything to judge its advice by This is one I think very writer should read It s an asy read Fun I really liked that the author never says never do this or only do that when writing Rather he presents reasonable arguments practical advice that really makes sense to me anyway Whenever younger writers ask me for the best books on the craft I always recommend The Elements of Style Yes it s stodgy and impractical the craft I always recommend The Elements of Style Yes it s stodgy and impractical times but it gives new writers a great rules based foundation on which to build their careers Arthur Plotnik s Spunk Bite demolishes that building to construct something bigger and betterI m really not being hyperbolic Spunk Bite is a manual on rewriting the rules of sentence construction Plotnik mploys and of Bite is a manual on rewriting the rules of sentence construction Plotnik mploys and of breaks his own instructions in a way that seamlessly teaches by xample Each lesson is in fact an xtended sample of writing under that particular guideline Because the author practices what he preaches without being preachy simply reading the book is nough to deeply plant Plotnik. When too tightly leashed writing chokes and loses its vitality Although the rules of composition popularized in William Strunk Jr and E B White's Elements of Style have been de rigueur for decades they won't xactly set your writing freeTo the rescue comes Spunk Bite a guide to bold and radiant language. S writing tips in the mind Spunk Bite will be of particular help to those who write for disparate audiences If you are reporting straight and
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news all day shift over to writing a whimsical fantasy novel may be of a code switch than you re prepared to deal with However Plotnik s how to guide has such a broad application that it will improve almost any style or genre of the craft It may not make the switch asier per se but when you re using the same set of guidelines for both your journalism and your fiction the shift between but when you re using the same set of guidelines for both your journalism and your fiction the shift between two is bound to be less jarringUnlike the venerable Strunk and White Plotnik doesn t worry that making his lessons humorous will diminish his authority He s a commanding writer as Spunk Bite Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling evinces Make this the second book on writing youver read Ironically Plotnik warns writers about the danger of alienating their audience with niche references and bloated Monsieur Pain exaggerations then proceeds to use a few himself But otherwise his writing isxemplary And that s what his book is about anyway Being bold Taking risks Doing a cannonball into the stagnant pond of writingSpunk Bite is an uplifting read for any aspiring or practicing writer The book teaches that it s okay to break rules ven if it means a blemish on your record The best writers have done it since Shakespeare and their minor indiscretions were forgiven for the brilliance they producedPlotnik never lets his writing slow down it never grows tiresome Spunk Bite may be what you need to get going again and be confident in your own style Go buy it I really wanted to like this cheery bright yellow book Its subtitle is A writer s guide to bold contemporary style But it turned out to be a cute girl who Wouldn t Stop TalkingExample As very writer comes to learn producing a crop after crop of oeuvres xhausts the loam of xpression Words become sapped by overuse Sentences descriptive passages and lines of poetry go limp Creative roots cry for infusion from Chapter 4 Writers Words Drop by DottleWoggle fluggle blonchwhat Weedy words and a fireworks style obscured Plotnik s points First a writer communicates If that goal is foiled by literary flourish the words are for naught Wilted my hopes will transfer to my next book Stopped reading for overly profuse hard to inhale writing Now reading a few of the 5 star reviewswhat did I miss Didn t read Stephen King s On Writing or Eats Shoots and Leaves but liked On Writi. And style The secret according to bestselling author and former publishing xecutive Arthur Plotnik is to mbrace those ualities that composition rulebooks sidestep among them surprise personality Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. engagementdge and fearlessness Drawing on selections from today's most xciting writers Jonathan Franzen

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Spunk Bite: A writer's guide to punchier, more ngaging language style