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The Complete Idiot’s Guide™ to Writing Well by Laurie E. Rozakis

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Part 1. Write Now

Did you know that …

  • A snail can sleep for three years.

  • Polar bears are left-handed.

  • The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

  • Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

  • You have the ability, intelligence, and determination to become a competent writer.

In the following chapters, you'll learn how to get yourself in the“write”frame of mind. I'll also explain the four different kinds of writing, cover the essential information all writers need to know, and help you select the exact word you want—not its first cousin. In addition, you'll review the building blocks of all powerful poetry and prose: phrases, clauses, sentences, and paragraphs.

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