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  1. says:

    This creative writers' tool is a guide to understanding diction and syntax for flow clarity drama and rhythm The grammar sections are than a refresher because they illuminate style choices including rule breaking using examples from literature I especially loved the section about word hoarding


  2. says:

    I picked this book up from the library having spent no time looking into books of this nature I have to say I am pleasantly surprised I certainly did not spend the reuisite time doing the practices but I can see how repetitive writing with goals in mind can hone and sharpen the instrument Unfortunately I did not find the time or make the time to write as much as a I hoped but I did enjoy the first third and last third of the book The middle of the book felt academic in nature reviewing the terminology and sentence structure Since I did not practice much during this part it was a section to be endured but I definitely see the value This would be a better book to own than to borrow to be referred to when practicing writing and working on an actual project For me it opened my mind's eye to reading slower digesting the structure and goal of what I am reading and inspire me to try my hand at writing a bit often


  3. says:

    I preferred the first half of this book as it was story related and discussing tools and principles The second half was very detailed in syntax and names for grammarpunctuation terms which I found a little much


  4. says:

    I first grasped the benefits of breaking down a lesson into steps when I needed a new approach to earning the trust of Molly our rescued border collie At first I felt overwhelmed and incompetent Then I learned from books how to help my dog cope with her anxiety through calming signals Then I learn to use positive reinforcement and a clicker to teach her how to understand directions Step by step we learn to understand each other Regardless of this success it never occurred to me that I could apply the same basic method to improve my writing Spellbinding Sentences shows you how to focus on smaller less scary steps It teaches you the advantage of deliberate practices It also teaches how to read as a writer Writing reviews to show my appreciation for a great book is one of my practices


  5. says:

    Few books on writing are must reads Baig's book is an instant classic guiding you through a lifetime of practice as a writer My all time favourite author Bill Bryson wrote a perfectly formed 217 word sentence I envied his talent My paragraphs average 75 words Thanks to Baig I now know how Bryson constructed his sentence What's I know how to do the same You've gotta read this book if you want to become a great writer


  6. says:

    Very useful book in helping writers translate what's in their imagination for readers to understand and be moved by one gripping sentence at a time I got it from the library but I just might have to buy it I'll be much aware of what I'm creating and how I'm doing it going forward I highly recommend it to writers and even readers who might be interested in how their favorite writers create such magic with their words


  7. says:

    An excellent book for writers wanting to ratchet up their relationship with and use of language in their writing Highly recommended for writers determined to move away from cliches and become inventive


  8. says:

    DNF 25% I've always had a large vocabulary and the musicality of language seems to come naturally to me so this was boring I tried I really did but I couldn't get through this None of the exercises interested me or I'm already doing them Yay dictionarycom's word of the day


  9. says:

    This book is for everyone really But for aspiring writers this book is really too good to pass up It literally teaches you about writing than 4 years at college in an English major Don't get me wrong the English degree teaches you a lot about English than this book does but on a practical level this book does for a writer than anything else I loved that you can go at this book in any way you want There is now real order that needs to be followed so if the one lesson is too easy you can skip it you can even just focus one one thing if you want Identify your weakness and learn how to actually practice getting better at it I think that is the real diamond in this book learning how to practice the skills you need Writing isn't taught like a sport or an instrument but it is just as crucial to learn how to do it in that way Schools really miss that point Read this book if you want to learn how to write better sentences


  10. says:

    I started this book over a year ago and stopped about halfway when I got bored in the verbs section but after picking it up again and not pressuring myself to do every exercise I found it to be an excellent tool and reference material Some sections were less useful for me because they were directed at writers just starting out but overall it does a great job of explaining how to write and improve sentences from grammar to syntax and on and it does a great job of explaining these concepts in a way that makes them easy to grasp I’d recommend it in particular to beginning writers but I think it would be useful for any writer looking to practice their sentence crafting It’s also a book where you could easily just read certain sections and focus on the exercises that are useful for you


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Elevate Your Writing from So So to Spectacular Great writing reuires than an original idea compelling characters or a scintillating plot An author needs all of these to be successful but writing and writing well also demands an entirely different skill set Spellbinding Sentences arms you with the tools you need to master the power of the English language In this book you’ll learn the different ualities of words and the many ways those words can be combined to create sentences that hook readers You'll emul I preferred the first half of this book as it was story related and discussing tools and principles The second half was very detailed in syntax and names for grammarpunctuation terms which I found a little much

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Ate sentences from your favorite writers practice professional techniues and develop your skills one step at a time The result?  Your ability to craft excellent sentences will become second nature and those sentences will hold your readers spellbound page after page “Get this book and profit from it” Ursula K Le Guin “Barbara Baig’s Spellbinding Sentences is a tribute to the pleasure and vitality of the English language Never prescriptive and always clear this enlightening book is sure to help all I first grasped the benefits of breaking down a lesson into steps when I needed a new approach to earning the trust of Molly our rescued border collie At first I felt overwhelmed and incompetent Then I learned from books how to help my dog cope with her anxiety through calming signals Then I learn to use positive reinforcement and a clicker to teach her how to understand directions Step by step we learn to understand each other Regardless of this success it never occurred to me that I could apply the same basic method to improve my writing Spellbinding Sentences shows you how to focus on smaller less scary steps It teaches you the advantage of deliberate practices It also teaches how to read as a writer Writing reviews to show my appreciation for a great book is one of my practices MARTINIQUE. : Produits du terroir et recettes traditionnelles result?  Your ability to craft excellent sentences will become second nature and those sentences will hold your Rêve de Guyane readers spellbound page after page “Get this book and profit from it” Ursula K Le Guin “Barbara Baig’s Spellbinding Sentences is a tribute to the pleasure and vitality of the English language Never prescriptive and always clear this enlightening book is sure to help all I first grasped the benefits of breaking down a lesson into steps when I needed a new approach to earning the trust of Molly our

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Those wishing to add grace and strength to their writing” Jane Brox award winning author of Brilliant The Evolution of Artificial Light one of TIME magazine’s top ten nonfiction books of 2010“ Spellbinding Sentencesis sophisticated and down to earth at the same time Barbara Baig has distilled decades of experience into this wise book” Edward Dolnick New York Times best selling author of The Rescue Artist A True Story of Art Thieves and the Hunt for a Missing Masterpiecehttpwwwbarbarabaigcomworksht DNF 25% I've always had a large vocabulary and the musicality of language seems to come naturally to me so this was boring I tried I really did but I couldn't get through this None of the exercises interested me or I'm already doing them Yay dictionarycom's word of the day