So You Want To Be a Writer? A Guide to Style in English for Those Who Write.
- Date of publication: 24/9/2004
- ISBN-10: 1 85341 119 1
- Paperback ISBN-13: 978 185341 119 9 (paperback only)
- Pages: 96
- Dimensions: A5 (210 x 148 mm)
- Weight: 181 grammes (unwrapped)
Creative writing is studied in school and college, and practised by many in their spare time. This informal book will assist secondary-school students with their essay writing, and other writers who wish to improve their talent and to achieve success. It encourages them to become aware of good style in the work of past and present authors, and to recognize jargon and bad writing in everyday life. This book is a revised edition of the late Ray Sparkes’s book A Question of Style, published in 1986.
Clarity; What is Style? Jettisoning Jargon; Keeping to a Theme; Other Writers’ Styles; Letters – A lost Art? A Consideration of What Makes a Text Literary; What Makes Poetic Language? Writing Exercises at the End of Each Chapter.
Students in secondary school studying English language; adults in evening classes and extension courses on English language and creative writing; background reading in university, tertiary educational and teacher-training colleges.
Direct from the Publisher; in all good bookshops; Gardners Books, Eastbourne (wholesaler).