It Was the Best of Sentences, It Was the Worst of Sentences: A Writer's Guide to Crafting Killer Sentences 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1580087407
ISBN-10: 158008740X
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"an editor and grammar columnist's funny but no-nonsense guide to better writing." --St. Petersburg Times

"Great writing starts with strong sentences. This is your guidebook to mastering the art."
--DONALD MAASS, literary agent and author of The Fire in Fiction 

"June mixes sassy fun with practical advice. You'll laugh all the way to writing better."
--MIGNON FOGARTY, author of Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
  
"It Was the Best of Sentences, It Was the Worst of Sentences is that incredibly rare breed of book: a guide to grammar and style that is simultaneously smart, engaging, and instructive. By tackling prose composition on a sentence-by-sentence level, June Casagrande has found a way to provide intensely practical advice for the novice writer--not to mention unexpected insights for the expert writer. It would make a welcome addition to any language lover's library."
--ELIZABETH LITTLE, author of Biting the Wax Tadpole

"Journalist and editor June Casagrande breaks down the semantics ofsentences, and explains how words and grammatical constructions relateto each other in logical and artful ways. A meticulous examination of sentence structure, content, and style reveals the building blocks of successful sentences, and how writers can apply this knowledge to theirown work." -- Poets & Writers

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About the Author

June Casagrande is the author of the weekly syndicated “A Word, Please” grammar column and a copy editor for the custom publishing department of the Los Angeles Times. She has worked as a reporter, features writer, city editor, proofreader, and copyediting instructor for UC San Diego Extension. She is the author of Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies, Mortal Syntax, and It Was the Best of Sentences, It Was the Worst of Sentences. She lives in Pasadena, California, with her husband. Visit www.junecasagrande.com.

Product details

  • File Size: 1643 KB
  • Print Length: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press; 1 edition (July 14, 2010)
  • Publication Date: July 27, 2010
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0036S4AX6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,750 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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