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- Print Length: 53 pages
- Publisher: HuntHaven Press (July 5, 2013)
- Publication Date: July 5, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00DTJA6BC
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Track Down the Weasel Words (Writing Lessons from the Front Book 4) Kindle Edition
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Yeah, those things are mentioned. But it includes tips on so much more.
Adverbs. Dialogue. Passive. Telling. Showing. Punctuation. Sentence structure. Emphasis. Word choice. Keeping it simple. Internal dialogue. Flashbacks/Recollection (I'd never consciously considered the difference between the two). Information dumping. Over-explaining.
If you regularly read books on writing, almost none of the information is new. These are things we know are wrong/bad but sometimes can't articulate (or have forgotten) why. This book helps us to remember.
Unlike other books, the information is presented so simply and concisely, there's no way to be confused or overwhelmed which can happen when you're trying to process a huge amount of "advice" on an issue.
Ms. Hunt presents the problem. Tells us in a sentence or two why it's a problem. Gives an example. Tell use how it might be fixed. And then presents an example of the fix. That's it. No long-winded whys and wherefores. It's not a treatise, though. There's quite a bit of humor and storytelling involved in the process.
I bought and downloaded the book at 2:45 am. Was finished by about 4:15 am, including copious highlighting and reading over my current project in light of the tips provided. (And I gotta go to work in the morning.)
The author, I believe, intended for these tips to be used during the revision/editing process. But for me they are great to keep in mind even when in the drafting stage as I often hesitate because I know something is wrong but can't name what. This book helps me put a finger on what problems I often fall victim to (RUE - you'll find out what it means. I have trust issues.) and not only my "weasel words" (I knew I had them, just not what they were called.)
One of the best purchases I've made on the subject.
I couldn't resist the title on this one "Weasel Words." I'm only going to tell you one of them, because if I say any more, I will spoil it for you. "It."
My suggestion: Read the book. Read the entire series. They're short; easy to read; and they will help you improve your writing.