Write Well: A Grammar Guide Kindle Edition
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- Stephanie Morrill, creator of GoTeenWriters.com and author of The Lost Girl of Astor Street
"Rachelle's attention to detail combined with her friendly writing voice make Write Well a grammar guide that is actually fun to read! Short and sweet, Write Well will equip you with the knowledge you need in language you can understand. From commas to em dashes, Rachelle doesn't just tell you what they are for--like any good writer, she shows you how to (and how not to) use them."
- Gretchen Louise, Mentor of Digital Wordsmiths
"Looking for a grammar guide that doesn't fill your soul with dread? Look no further! Write Well: A Guide to Grammar is a wonderful tool for experienced authors and novice writers alike! Rachelle Rea Cobb seamlessly weaves the rules of grammar and humor together. Add Write Well: A Guide to Grammar to the top of your TBR pile!"
- V. Joy Palmer, author of Love, Lace, and Minor Alterations
"Attention grammar-geeks and grammar-haters alike: Write Well is a new writing craft bookshelf necessity. Written in a humorous and conversational tone, this short yet insightful grammar guide will remind you of why mastering grammar is important, how you can use it to better relay your message, and it'll refresh your knowledge of the basic grammar skills you learned (and forgot) in school. Don't make your editor clean up your overuse of exclamation marks! Apply the grammar tips Rachelle covers in Write Well; trust me, your editor will thank you for your lack of comma splices. "
- Tessa Emily Hall, YA author, Jr. Agent at Hartline Literary, Found of Pursue Magazine, and YA Acquisitions Editor for Illuminate YA
"This book is exactly what I have been needing to hone my grammar skills without stifling my creativity. Rachelle's straightforward and easy-to-understand style is perfect for my growth as a writer, and I'll also be using it as a tool in homeschooling my children!"
- Natasha Metzler, author of Pain Redeemed and Counting Grains of Sand
"If you're looking for quick and easy tips to correct and tighten your writing, then this is definitely a book for you to check out. It is a handy tool for writers of any level, from the novice blogger to the experienced, bestselling veteran. Cobb mixes humor with the (sometimes dry) rules of grammar, including the basic items every writer should keep in mind when trying to relate to their reader. Numerous examples and additional resources are included. (This is a useful book for fellow editors to have on their desk, too!)"
- Leslie L. McKee, Editor
"Looking for a short, pithy guide to writing well? Write Well offers practical advice on grammar, told in Rachelle's friendly, approachable voice. It's like having a best friend sit down with you to go over the basics."
- Lena Goldfinch, author of The Brides Series
"Most books on the subject of grammar are either dull or daunting. This book grammar down into manageable chunks that won't overwhelm. I was excited to find that the rules aren't as difficult as I imagined! I plan to keep a copy of this book handy during the editing process of all my books."
- Sarah Holman, author
- Publication Date : March 4, 2017
- File Size : 971 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 46 pages
- Publisher : Cobb Publishing (March 4, 2017)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B01NBRAAC5
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,390,651 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Best for Ages: 8 and up
As some people are painfully aware, grammar is not my thing. It isn’t that I don’t care, but it seems that every time someone tries to explain the rules, I only become more confused. Seriously? How am I supposed to understand where those silly little commas go? The answer is to buy this little book.
This book was so, so, so helpful! I still have a long way to go before I really have a firm grasp on all the principles. However, I finally feel like I have a chance. This book is not huge and intimidating. It is not peppered with crude references that some grammar books have. It is a short guide to grammar from someone who loves it to those of us who need the help.
After reading the section on commas, I felt like I had a better understanding on how to use them than any of the grammar books I read for school. Like I said, I know I still have a long way to go in applying them. However, I plan to start having this book on hand as I edit.
The rest of the book was also helpful. No section is very large; in fact you can read the whole book in about an hour. Yet, those short pages are packed with helpful information.
If you want to learn more about grammar and improve your writing, this book is a must have. It isn’t expensive, so grab yourself a copy.
I highly recommend this book for writers, homeschool students, and anyone wanting to improve their grammar skills.
Rachelle has a fun style of presenting material. The main thing that stood out to me in reading it was “why a writer should like grammar” more-so than the rules that need to be followed. Since I am already a writer who loves grammar and finds the need of it, the information presented in these pages were not new to me, so I didn’t really feel like I learned anything. However, if I had a writer I was tutoring, this is just the book I would hand to them to help them. It’s short, concise, and very clean (which is important to me).
If I were to take a critical approach to it, some of the topics covered seemed more the author’s personal opinions than actual grammar rules—but then, it kind of fits in with her approach to writing: sometimes, you do what feels best. I can see where this will be helpful to some, yet nothing more than a refresher for others.
This was a handy little book. Whether you’re learning the basics of writing, are a confirmed grammar-geek, or it’s been a while since you learned the tricks of the trade and need a little refresher course, you will definitely enjoy this guide book during your writing journey. It’s easy to follow and to the point, sprinkled with witty bits of advice. The chapters are short, yet informative, and you’ll be able to read this book in no time. I wish this eBook had been around back before I published my first book!
All in all, Write Well is a great guide that I would recommend to any writer.
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.
In addition, it is easy reading, and speaking of my needs, I appreciate the reference list of the transitional words and phrases at the end of the book.
The writing style is direct and not boring, with great examples and the author’s experiences and thoughts, and the book is written in good, clear English that anyone—student, novice, or a seasoned author—can understand.
I certainly hope to see more such books in other areas of grammar by this author.
Reading this ebook was a great refresher course for me, which covered the use of commas, periods, semi-colons and dashes. The author took the often grueling study of grammar usage and spun it with humor which I enjoyed. It was refreshing.
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