Revision Power - Finding the Best Words to Write With

Revision Power - Finding the Best Words to Write With

REVISION POWER by Cindy Rogers

“Revision Power: The Best Words to Write With
(previously entitled Word Magic) 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.

“Any student of writing would profit from reading Revision Power: The Best Words to Write With. The rewards include a refined ear for language, a broader and more conscious choice of strategies, and (not least) the pleasures of Cindy Rogers wit.”
— Jane Resh Thomas, author of over a dozen books, winner of the Kerlan Award for children’s literature, and faculty adviser at Hamline University’s MFA program. Her titles include Behind the Mask: The Life of Queen Elizabeth, the adventure Blind Mountain, and the historical novel The Counterfeit Princess

280 pages


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