REVISION POWER by Cindy Rogers
Revision Power: The Best Words to Write With is a treasure trove of techniques that will show you how to invest more into language, so that you don’t sell yourself and your writing short. Whether you’re a businessperson or an essayist, you have an amazing array of ingredients and tricks at your disposal. The success of your project—an ad, an article, an essay, a book, a play—depends in large part on how you use them. This book contains a working knowledge of all the possibilities. From language devices to word choice and hooking your audience, Cindy Rogers gives you the power to succeed in all your writing projects.
“Revision Power: The Best Words to Write With is a writing book like no other … joyful, exuberant, witty, and wise. It manages to be many things at once: a celebration of language, an examination of its mysteries, and an invitation for writers of every ilk to pick up their pens and join the party. Wonderful.”
— Kate DiCamillo, author of Tale of Despereaux, a Newbery Medal Winner, Because of Winn-Dixie, a Newbery Honor Book, Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book, and The Magician’s Elephant, among many others.
“So, if you want to know secrets that E. B. White knew—and who doesn’t—reading this book can help you learn the tricks that transform good work into amazing work especially if you need help with an intent attention-grabbing title, an irresistible hook, or memorable conclusion? Loaded with examples from both children’s and adult literature, Revision Power, also contains writing exercises so you can practice honing your own skills.”
— Sharon White, SCBWI Bulletin.
“This book is full of fascinating writing techniques, many of which were new to me. It will be as indispensable to a word lover as a hardware store is to a tool lover.”
— Marileta Robinson, respected writer, English teacher, and Editor with Highlights for Children for more than 20 years.