Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Get it Right --by Maureen Milliken

Get it ^ Write: A cranky editor's no-frill, easy to understand tips for usage, style and
punctuation —by Maureen Milliken

Nonfiction / Grammar
64 pages
5 Stars

With great glee, I found an error. And, no, I'm not telling. With that out of the way, the only thing about this book I did not like were the narrow margins (I love writing in margins) and the too narrow gutters.

I have several books on grammar and how to write, I even own the Chicago Manuel of Style (which I do read now and then), but this book is the one that will be within arms reach on my desk versus on a bookshelf.

This book is short, sweet, and simple, and chockablock full of marvelous tips. I recommend it to all writers, and think every classroom where a teacher expects students to write, should have enough copies for each student to have her own.

I learned a lot reading this book, and chuckled often as I learned it. I loved her broken pencils of shame. And I very much appreciated her explaining the difference between the AP Style Manual and the Chicago Manual of Style and which manual should be read and used by which type of writer.

Need a handy reference guide? Need a gift for a budding writer? Search no more — it is here. Buy this book. Read this book. Review this book. Please.

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