Nothing is better than an editor to polish any writer’s work; however, it’s not always possible. In addition, to go pro implies sometimes breaking the rules, but you must learn the rules before you break them.
THE NAKED WRITER is “a writing style/composition book.” Furthermore, a guide with examples and exercises to practice, besides recommendations as reading fine literature, and not waiting for perfectionism to write.
THE NAKED WRITER developed because of Hayden’s experience with different students but same mistakes year after year. Consequently, that’s what I love about this book: a compendium of the most common grammar, style and punctuation error’s, and how to fix them.
- Writer’s block related: On being stuck
To conquer the craft takes study and practice, so reading this book several times helps. Moreover, it is a great book for reference, be aware that it’s the 2nd edition.
G. Miki Hayden has taught writing at Writer’s Digest University for the past 15 years.
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Author G. Miki Hayden
The naked writer
Published by Curiosity Quills Press; 2 edition, 2105
The Naked Writer offers both a comprehensive style guide and a guide to the higher levels of composition. Whether you’re writing fiction or nonfiction, this book will help you strengthen your writing and allow you to finally rest in the assurance that your grammar and punctuation are correct.
An easy to read and often amusing book of advice with examples on all points as well as exercises, The Naked Writer will assist not just new writers but sophisticated ones to become better writers. This compendium is simply a must have.
“The author succeeds admirably in setting forth sound writing guidelines without coming across as tedious, didactic, or boring. Her sense of humor takes the edge off a number of passages which could easily have been intimidating. I’ve been writing a long while, but I learned a lot from The Naked Writer. I’ll certainly continue to use it as a reference, and I’d recommend it to both novices and veterans.”
~Larry Karp, author of eight mystery novels and three nonfiction books.
ARC by NetGalley
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