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Battle Hymn of the Purist by Alfred D. Byrd
Price: Free! Words: 11,160. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Grammar and punctuation
English is drowning in a sea of bobbles, but some of us are willing to take up arms on the noble tongue's behalf. Bloated sentences, pointless paragraphs, grammatical solecisms of the worst sort -- these are our enemies in our struggle for concision, clarity, and content.
Do It Yourself Editing, a Guide for the eBook Author by Courage Knight
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,730. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2015 by Blushing. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Grammar and punctuation
A concise handbook to walk you through the steps of rewriting and editing your completed manuscript, with sections on identifying issues with the story structure, style, dialog, punctuation and grammar.
How to Avoid 10 Punctuation M!stakes: The Top 10 Fatal Errors Made by Novices Punctuating Fiction and Non-fiction by Euan Mitchell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,050. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2014 by OverDog Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Grammar and punctuation, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
The top 10 punctuation mistakes that pedants love to correct. Eliminate them before you eliminate your chances with a publisher, or before you embarrass yourself in front of readers or clients. Each and every mistake is easy to fix once you know how. Each chapter begins with a diagram containing solutions to punctuation problems that may have eluded you for years.
How to Handle Grammar by Kat Duncan
Series: A Writer's Guide, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,410. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Grammar and punctuation, Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Learn to identify common sentence pattern types and take full advantage of the way sentence patterns and variety in sentence structure will improve the flow and rhythm of your fiction writing. Topics in this book address fiction styles, the pros and cons of first-person and third-person points of view, dialogue, showing versus telling, figurative language, and other useful fiction techniques.
Apostrophes: Simple Steps to Better English by Chris Livingstone
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,480. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Grammar and punctuation, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
Apostrophes. This simple punctuation mark causes problems for so many people, students and graduates, trades people and business executives, secretaries and scientists, even journalists and writers. If you can’t decide whether to use ’s or s’ (or neither), if you can’t remember whether to use its or it’s, if you get muddled up between plurals and possessives then this booklet should help you.
92 Powerful Prepositions and Examples by Zhanna Hamilton
Series: 92 Powerful Prepositions and Examples. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,820. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Grammar and punctuation, Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
Prepositions are an important part of the English language. Normally mentioned before a noun or a pronoun, prepositions show the relation between words. Mentioned in this ESL guide are some of the most common prepositions in the English language and how to use them correctly.
Get it Right: A cranky editor's no-frills easy-to-understand tips for usage, style and punctuation by Maureen Milliken
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,200. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Grammar and punctuation(5.00 from 1 review)
Tips on punctuation, word and usage errors, and other writing wisdom from a veteran editor in easy-to-understand language. This writing guide not only covers common mistakes and rules, but also has a liberal dose of cranky peeves from someone who's spent 30 years in a newsroom (and is also a freelance book editor). Want a hug? Wrong book. Want to get it right? Let's talk.
Self-Editing: Two Half Brains Make a Whole Writer by Deborah J. Lightfoot
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,070. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2011 by Seven Rivers Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Grammar and punctuation(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Self-Editing: Bringing Out Your Best (Two Half Brains Make a Whole Writer) -- practical professional advice from Deborah J. Lightfoot, published author and gainfully employed editor. Drawn from the author's 25 years of experience in newspaper, magazine, and book writing and editing, this book offers nuts-and-bolts advice on fixing common errors: eliminating wordiness, using the active voice, etc.
Semicolons and Colons: A Guide for the 21st Century by Lenny Everson
Price: Free! Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Grammar and punctuation(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A short manual on the uses of colons and semicolons. Really, folks, it doesn't matter all that much, except to Grammar Nazis.
The Passive Activist by Graham Murray
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2011 by Living Books USA. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Grammar and punctuation
ACTIVE vs. PASSIVE writing explained. A quick guide for everyone. Guaranteed to make your writing LEAP off the page!
Come Again? by Graham Murray
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2011 by Living Books USA. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Grammar and punctuation
There is no doubt that for most writers, good dialogue is the hardest part of good writing. “Come Again?” contains everything aspiring writers need to know about writing and correctly punctuating good dialogue - essential in an good writing.
Guia Prático da Reforma Ortográfica by Walace Freitas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,980. Language: Portuguese. Published: May 15, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Grammar and punctuation, Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Portuguese
O que muda com a nova ortografia? Quais as palavras que têm acento ainda? O hífen acabou? São muitas as dúvidas e poucas as respostas objetivas. O Guia Prático da Reforma Ortográfica pretende ser uma destas respostas. Em linguagem acessível, você fica sabendo o que muda em nossa ortografia, além de entender melhor quais as polêmicas que cercam o Acordo Ortográfico.
Book on English Grammar, Punctuation and Capitalization. by The Gifted Learning Project
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,780. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Grammar and punctuation
The How to Grammar Page includes over 38 pages of information. Refresh your English/Grammar skills and read everything from the rules of English and Grammar to correct punctuation and capitalization. Easy to understand examples for each topic are also included to help explain each rule properly.
Writing Clear Prose by George Perkins
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,590. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Grammar and punctuation
A handbook for writers. Intended for self-help and classroom use, it contains chapters on the paragraph, the sentence, diction, the writing as a whole, and style, with exercises at the end of each chapter. Intended primarily to clarify the writing of essays, memoirs, and other forms of non-fiction, it also provides suggestions for improving fictional style.