Line by Line: How to Improve Your Own Writing After earning her M.A. in English literature, Claire Kehrwald Cook taught English Composition fro three years. Today’s Useful Resource is Claire Kehrwald Cook’s Line by Line. This book about editing is aimed, not at editors, but at authors who want to. \4*t ‘ HOW TO EDIT YOUR OWN WRITING Claire Kehrwald Cook Houghton Mifflin Company • Boston. PE Claire Kehrwald. Modern Language Association.

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It saves space, but feels like molasses on the wings of an agile reader. Aug 13, Joey Gamble rated it it was amazing. To ask other readers questions about Line by Lineplease sign up. Each can operate alone. Nov 24, Jb rated it really liked it Shelves: You will be surprised how much the resulting excisions and rearrangements improve your writing.

The lime guide for all writers.

None of your libraries hold this item. It addresses the very basics of effective rhetoric at the word and sentence level alas, it does not rise to the paragraph: The essential guide for all writers. Apr 06, Quiver rated it really liked it Shelves: The topic is dry and so are some passages of this book.


I found myself re-reading several negative examples because I was perplexed—how can this be right? It turns out it wasn’t right; I had been dozing off, reading without challenging Very clear and unobjectionable advice for writers.

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An indispensable resource book for the serious writer.

Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I have a number of helpful books on the creative kehrawld technical aspects of writing prose, but Claire Kehrwald Cook’s book is by far and away the most helpful I have read.

Chapter on punctuation is hard to read but very valuable nonetheless. Not only always promises more to come, but the rules of rhetoric allow alternative ways kehrqald keeping that promise” If those words weren’t in italic the paragraph would be incomprehensible, but the book is filled with back to back paragraphs like these. Neither a rules-Nazi nor a linguistic anarchist, she.

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Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing by Claire Kehrwald Cook

I appreciated the level of detail, but I couldn’t read more than one or two sections at a time before feeling overwhelmed. Other Authors Cook, Claire Kehrwald. Valuable but dry at times, as to be expected.


Sep 04, Steven rated it it was ok Shelves: Williams’s book, equally excellent krhrwald more widely used than Cook’s. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! It is definitely hard work to read this, but worth it. I’ve mostly just marked it read and assigned middling stars so I’ll remember that I did look at this one, and not keep repeatedly adding it to my “to read” list every time I come across the reference. Ny Private login e.

View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links I found clakre chapters ‘Faulty Connections’ and ‘Il-matched Partners’ the most helpful. A thorough introduction to editing your writing or the writing of others. There are two vital appendices, which go beyond dictionaries, but which take up less space than full grammars or usage manuals: