Word Up! How to Write Powerful Sentences and Paragraphs: (And Everything You Build from Them)

Northwest Brainstorms Publishing
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Want to know how to write more powerfully? You've come to the right book. Word Up!an eclectic collection of essays, more inspiration guide than style guide—serves up tips and insights for anyone who wants to know how to write with umph. 

Word Up! does what too few writing books do: it practices while preaching, shows while telling, uses powerful writing to talk about powerful writing. 

Word Up! explores the perplexities and celebrates the pleasures of the English language. It leaves you smiling—and ready to conquer your next blank (or blah) page. 

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About the author

When Marcia was twelve, American Girl magazine printed her eight-paragraph story, “The Key,” and paid her $15. She has been writing ever since.

To share her love of writing, she has collected some one-of-a-kind essays into a book: Word Up!

At Lake Forest College, she wrote one-act plays that were performed on the campus stage, learned from, and buried. She studied under Raymond Carver and Tobias Wolff in the Syracuse University creative-writing program. She taught technical writing in the Engineering School at Cornell University. She has done writing of all kinds for organizations of all kinds, from the Fortune 500 to the just plain fortunate.

Marcia has written for the scholarly journal Shakespeare Quarterly, the professional journal Technical Communication, and the weekly newspaper Syracuse New Times. She used to write letters by the boxful. She has contributed posts to her daughter’s Peace Corps blog, texts to her son’s Droid, and answers to her husband’s crossword puzzles. Her words have landed on billboards, blackboards, birthday cakes, boxes of eggs, and the back of her book. She lives in Portland, Oregon. 

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Publisher
Northwest Brainstorms Publishing
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Published on
Apr 27, 2013
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Pages
270
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ISBN
9780985820312
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Business Writing
Computers / Documentation & Technical Writing
Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / Language Arts
Humor / Form / Puns & Word Play
Language Arts & Disciplines / Authorship
Language Arts & Disciplines / Composition & Creative Writing
Language Arts & Disciplines / Editing & Proofreading
Language Arts & Disciplines / General
Language Arts & Disciplines / Grammar & Punctuation
Language Arts & Disciplines / Journalism
Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics / General
Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics / Syntax
Language Arts & Disciplines / Reference
Language Arts & Disciplines / Rhetoric
Language Arts & Disciplines / Study & Teaching
Language Arts & Disciplines / Style Manuals
Performing Arts / Film & Video / Screenwriting
Performing Arts / Television / Screenwriting
Performing Arts / Theater / Playwriting
Reference / Word Lists
Reference / Writing Skills
Technology & Engineering / Technical Writing
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