Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, is determined to wipe out bad grammar - but she's also determined to make the process as painless as possible. One year ago, she created a weekly podcast to tackle some of the most common mistakes people make while communicating. More than seven million episodes have now been downloaded, and Mignon has dispensed grammar tips on Oprah and appeared on the pages of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.
With the trademark wit, warmth, and approachability that the podcasts are known for, Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing covers the grammar rules and word choice guidelines that can confound even the best writers. From "between vs. among" and "although vs. while" to comma splices and misplaced modifiers, Mignon offers memory tricks and clear explanations that will help listeners recall and apply those troublesome grammar rules. Chock full of tips on style, business writing, and effective e-mailing, Grammar Girl's latest audiobook should be heard by every communicator.
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|Listening Length||5 hours and 50 minutes|
|Audible.com Release Date||July 01, 2008|
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#85,410 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#740 in Communication & Social Skills (Audible Books & Originals)
#1,798 in Communication & Social Skills (Books)
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Like, man, I wish I learned this stuff growing up.
Grammar Girl's "Ultimate Writing Guide for Students" and this book "Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing" have been my "go to" references, they are right there next to me as I'm typing and editing my stories. I guess they are my "bibles" when it comes to writing. I love the design of the books, the cheerful approach with the funny characters and colorful pages. The book makes writing not seem so dull at times and gives it a fun twist. I know my English teacher from back in the days would be so proud of me. In my head I keep hearing a super friendly voice I'm imagining to be Grammar Girl, and she is giving me feedback and advice as I write.
Secondly, it is written by ... THE GRAMMAR GIRL! Yes, I am aware I wrote that loudly (Sorry)
However, can one whisper when speaking about the goddess of linguistics? Perhaps some, or many can ... but NOT ME! (Sorry again)
You may be wondering, does he like grammar or love the grammar girl?
No need exhausting weary synapses firing those inquisitive neurons; just buy the book! You will be a better writer, if you write, and you will speak better, especially if you speak formally. If you do neither, you will still benefit. For example, you will know when to use "affect" or "effect", "me" or "myself" and that you never, absolutely and unequivocally ever, write, or say, "anyways".
ALSO! (dagnabbit ... sorry), the Grammar Girl has a weekly podcast, that discusses similar topics, and keeps current with the ever-evolving world of language and grammar. And ... she does it with such a pleasant voice. (That would be euphemistic, lest my bias be obvious.) So, fire up your mobile device, select podcast, and subscribe to the Grammar Girl.
Should you decide to purchase this book, (I have all her books.) navigate to quickanddirtytips.com/offers and link to Amazon from that page. It helps support her site. If this sounds like an advertisement, let me assure you I have no affiliation with Amazon or the Grammar Girl. I'm just a subservient branch living amid the regal pines of Virginia held captive by my fascination for grammar and her queen.
I am so satisfied with her teaching style! I love the way she uses her imaginary friends, Aardvark & Squiggly, to illustrate her point. She gives ways to remember the rules of grammar, whenever she can. Her style is so un-starched.
I am a retired engineer, who now has the time to do some serious writing, which I enjoy. I needed to find a way to learn correct grammar to improve my writing. "Quick & Dirty Tips For Better Writing", was the answer for me. I find this book & Mignon Fogarty, an excellent teacher of English Grammar. I'm so happy with my choice!
I bought the Kindle version. It is very easy to find my way around the book by going to the Table Of Contents & clicking on the subject I'm looking for. It is fast & so easy to get to what I need. I also bought her book on "Punctuation"--excellent!