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"A fresh and democratic take on language by a gifted teacher." —Mary Norris
"[Jovin] never hectors, never finger-points; she enlightens and illuminates. This is lovely work." —Benjamin Dreyer
An unconventional guide to the English language drawn from the cross-country adventures of an itinerant grammarian.
When Ellen Jovin...
THE RIGHT PHRASE FOR EVERY SITUATION . . . EVERY TIME
Generating honest, no-nonsense feedback through well-written surveys is the first step to dramatically increasing employee engagement, commitment, loyalty—and your company's bottom line.
Perfect Phrases for Writing Employee Surveys provides the tools for crafting precisely phrased surveys to deliver accurate information, so you can adjust your organization's...
A clear, engaging and practical 'how-to' guide to writing a memoir, by Australia's foremost teacher and practitioner of memoir and life writing, Patti Miller.
We all have a story to tell - whether it is a story of a migrant childhood, a difficult past, adopting a child, riding a bike across India, or simply a contemplative year in a garden. With these stories we make sense of ourselves and the world around us.
Memoir - writing about an aspect...
A completely practical workbook that offers down-to-earth ideas and suggestions for writers or aspiring writers to get you started and to keep you going.
The Writing Book doesn't just talk about how to write fiction; it takes you, step-by-step, through the process of doing it.
Each chapter concentrates on one aspect of writing: getting started, bringing characters to life, writing convincing dialogue, revising and writer's block, etc.
An American linguist teaching in England explores the sibling rivalry between British and American English
“English accents are the sexiest.”
“Americans have ruined the English language.”
Such claims about the English language are often repeated but rarely examined. Professor Lynne Murphy is on the linguistic...
"The Mountain Man's Field Guide to Grammar" is the brainchild of a man who loved to write, but hated learning the rules."
Samuel G. Freedman, the New York Times
A Fearless Adventure in Grammar, Style, and Usage
Conquer new frontiers with this fresh & outrageous take on grammar! The Mountain Man's Field Guide to Grammar - with its fresh, witty, and humorous style - turns the stuffy old grammar book format on its head, delightfully reminding...
13) You Can Keep That to Yourself: A Comprehensive List of What Not to Say to Black People, for Well-Intentioned People of Pallor
Greetings, well-intentioned person of pallor!
Your good intentions used to be enough. But in these diverse and divisive times, some people would hold you accountable for your actions. You were not raised for such unfairness. You need help. Now, Daquan—that...
Drawing on Patti Miller's ten-year 'Writing your Life' experience, this new expanded and revised edition includes a wonderful collection of life stories.
Everyone can write a life story.
If you have dreamed by childhood creeks, had coffee with a friend, watched the sun rise after a partner has died, or lived through any of life's twists and turns, then you have a life story to write.
Writing Your Life provides techniques for getting...
A practical guide to writing family history, designed especially for family historians and inexperienced writers.
You've done the research but now it's time to write it all into a fascinating history that will do your family's story justice.
Researching family trees and genealogies has never been more popular, and there are many courses, books and websites to assist the amateur researcher. The problem is, while family historians are enthusiastic...
Latin America has many wonderful experiences to offer; from the tropical paradises of Costa Rica and Ecuador to the gorgeous and sweeping vistas of Chile and Argentina—Spanish is the language that binds all these amazing places together. Imagine hiking amongst ancient Incan ruins in Peru or spending an evening dancing the Tango in Buenos Aires.
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