An improv instructor and writer presents the first book to harness the creative power of improvisation exercises to help both aspiring and seasoned authors defeat writer's block and generate new ideas.
Jensen's Grammar lessons and exercises were built with three concepts in mind. First, spaced repetition is the key to learning; hence, there is review in every lesson. Second, the information is given incrementally; that is, the material comes in a natural progression of detail and concept interwoven so as to move you along with something new each lesson while fitting it in with the material previously learned and practiced. Third, the sentences in the exercises will generally set a scene or des
This book is a collection of Afrikaans idioms by Kobus Galloway, the creator of Idees Vol Vrees. It features 150 idioms, each illustrated by a humorous full-page cartoon and a brief explanation of the idiom’s meaning.
Just as we should think before we speak, we need to think before we write. Most of us are not poets or novelists, but we are all writers. We email, text and post; we craft memos and reports, menus and outdoor signage, birthday cards and sticky notes on the fridge. GET A GRIP ON YOUR GRAMMAR is a grammar book for those who hate grammar books, a writing resource filled with quick answers and a playful style - not endless, indecipherable grammar jargon. GET A GRIP ON YOUR GRAMMAR is The Elements of
Jensen's Vocabulary teaches through repetition for long-term retention by students as well as a simple format to follow with great results. The course provides a systematic approach to learning vocabulary with over 1,000 valuable words from basic roots. With several optional schedules provided, students are given weekly reinforcement so that Greek and Latin-based words become easy with four types of exercises for each set of words. When a student finishes the course, he or she will have increase
Adding endings and remembering when 'i' comes before 'e' are just some of the aspects of spelling that confront us with endless pitfalls. This easy-to-use A-Z guide does what no spellchecker can do: it offers both spellings for tricky words and rules that will help you develop good spelling.
Compiling wisdom and advice from such masters of the craft as Henry James, E. M. Forster, Eudora Welty, and Toni Morrison, this readerly guide to fiction writing provides helpful observations and techniques for would-be fiction writers, covering such topics as cultivating one's creative imagination