16 April 2006

The Art of Punctuation

This is the name of a newly published book by Noah Lukeman of "The Fist Five
Pages" fame. I've been anticipating the publication of this book for some
time as it sounded like just the thing I need: a grammar book for creative
writers. Was the wait worth it? You bet. Noah's book will proudly sit
beside my copy of "Stunk and White" on the book shelf.

Lukeman looks beyond the rules of grammar and explores how the marks on the
page can clarify, alter and enhance the work. He talks in terms of grammar
encompassing thoughts and creating dramatic effect - just what I need. I
highly recommend this book to beginning or intermediate creative writers.

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