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by Grenville Kleiser
A Practical Handbook of Pertinent Expressions, Striking Similes, Literary, Commercial, Conversational, and Oratorical Terms, for the Embellishment of Speech and Literature, and The Improvement of the Vocabulary of Those Persons Who Read, Write, and Speak English.
by Joseph Devlin
This is a 1910 guide for those who wish to learn how to correctly (though maybe not “properly”) create sentences, use figures of speech, write letters, and more, all while choosing the right words and doing it with style.
by Amy Tan
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Novelist Amy Tan digs deep into the creative process, looking for hints of how hers evolved.
by William Strunk
“The Elements of Style (1918) by William Strunk, Jr. is an American English writing style guide.
by Elizabeth Gilbert
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Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses -- and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius.
by Michael Lewis
THE BLIND SIDE: Evolution of a Game focuses on a young man who will one day be among the most highly paid athletes in the NFL.
by Robert Olen Butler
Learn the art of storytelling from Pulitzer Prize winning author and FSU Eppes Professor Robert Olen Butler as he writes an original short story.
by Ambrose Bierce
Witty, opinionated alphabetical examples of what Bierce considered poor (American) English and advice on alternatives – entertaining, thought-provoking, occasionally outdated but so interesting to see how style and taste have changed. Summary by Philippa
by Brian Scott
Learn how to take your own sense of humor and apply it to your routines and writing, instead of using stale overdone copycat material.
by William Faulkner
Here you can listen in on William Faulkner’s sessions with audiences at the University of Virginia in 1957 and 1958, during his two terms as UVA’s first Writer-in-Residence.
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