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Vex, hex, smash, smooch

Constance Hale

Vex, hex, smash, smooch

let verbs power your writing

by Constance Hale

  • 178 Want to read
  • 6 Currently reading

Published by W.W. Norton & Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Usage,
  • Rhetoric,
  • Verb,
  • English language

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementConstance Hale
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1271 .H26 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25377009M
    ISBN 109780393081169
    LC Control Number2012027337

    Word nerds, you’ll want to stock up on yellow highlighters for Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch, Constance Hale’s newest book on writing and language. In her follow-up to Sin and Syntax, Hale, a journalist and writing teacher, autopsies and deifies , nerds! From whence they came; and why good writing can’t exist without them.   Wired Style and Sin and Syntax author Constance Hale inspires an infectious appreciation for verbs in Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch: Let Verbs Power Your Writing. While the book dropped in , its not-so-hot-off-the-presses status doesn't diminish its readability, power, or utility for writers and editors. Deep into the book, Hale relates that, while serving as an editor at Wired and .

    Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch is easy to dip into at will, and it offers useful information, activities, and suggestions that will help any writer. Hale is an opinionated . Vex: Random Links and Leftovers As always when preparing a book, I had more material for Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch than would fit between the covers. I will sprinkle some of my outtakes in my blog and in articles throughout the site, but here are links to things specifically mentioned in the text.

    Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus: Dog Eared - We're pleased to present another excerpt from Constance Hale's entertaining new book, Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch: Let Verbs Power Your Writing. Here she focuses on phrasal verbs, "the verbal combos that join an action word with a tiny preposition or particle to make a whole new meaning.". Each chapter in Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch features four sections: "Vex" tackles tough syntax, "Hex" debunks myths about verbs, "Smash" warns of bad writing habits, and "Smooch" showcases exemplary writing. A veteran journalist and writing teacher, Hale peppers her advice with pop-culture references and adapts her expertise for writers of every level.


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& Company, Inc. A veteran teacher, Hale gives writing prompts along the way, helping readers “try, do, write, play.” Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch guides us to more powerful writing by.

In Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch, Constance Hale, best-selling author of Sin and Syntax, zeroes in on verbs that make bad writing sour and good writing sing. Each chapter in Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch features four sections: “Vex” tackles tough syntax, “Hex” debunks myths about verbs, “Smash” warns of bad writing habits, and “Smooch.

Constance Hale, author of Sin and Syntax, has an entertaining new book out called Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch: Let Verbs Power Your Writing. Verbs, she writes, are "vital, vibrant, voluptuous, and, yes, sometimes vexing." In this excerpt, Hale focuses on choosing the right verbs, and avoiding getting confused by "headache verbs.".

Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch: Let Verbs Power Your Writing by Constance Hale book review. Click to read the full review of Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch: Let Verbs Power Your Writing in New York Journal of Books. Review written by Stevie Godson.

In a short 14 months, I had one book come out in hardback (Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch, in October ), another come out in an all-new edition (Sin and Syntax in August ), and then the first in paperback (October ).It's been fun to snap photos of the book, as well as other book.

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Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch guides us to more powerful writing by demonstrating how to use great verbs with style. Constance Hale, author of Sin and Syntax, has an entertaining new book out called Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch: Let Verbs Power Your Writing. Verbs, she writes, are "vital, vibrant, voluptuous, and, yes, sometimes vexing." In this excerpt, Hale focuses on choosing the right verbs, and avoiding getting confused by "headache verbs.".

" Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch is more than just a writing handbook; it’s a key to unlocking every writer’s innate creativity by offering countless paths to verbal expressiveness." — San Francisco Chronicle, Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch, Let Verbs Power Your Writing, Constance Hale,   Last week we brought you an excerpt from Constance Hale's new book, Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch: Let Verbs Power Your Writing, focusing on the power of phrasal this second part, Hale looks at just how productive those "fertile phrasals" have grown to be.

Here's another thing to know about phrasal verbs: they are like arugula, tasting like a vegetable but acting like a weed. Each chapter in Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch features four sections: "Vex" tackles tough syntax, "Hex" debunks myths about verbs, "Smash" warns of bad writing habits, and "Smooch" showcases exemplary writing.

A veteran journalist and writing teacher, Hale peppers her advice with pop-culture references and adapts her expertise for writers of every level/5().

Each chapter in Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch features four sections: "Vex" tackles tough syntax, "Hex" debunks myths about verbs, "Smash" warns of bad writing habits, and "Smooch" showcases exemplary writing. A veteran journalist and writing teacher, Hale peppers her advice with pop-culture references and adapts her expertise for writers of every level.5/5(1).

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out of 5 stars Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch Reviewed in the United States on Ma There's no question that Constance Hale, author of two other books on style, understands good writing and clearly explains the mechanics of it in entertaining ways.

I say this as someone with an M.A. in Linguistics and a published book/5."Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch" Is fun to read and has improved my writing. Bringing delight to learning English is this books wonder/5(27). Each chapter in Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch features four sections: “Vex” tackles tough syntax, “Hex” debunks myths about verbs, “Smash” warns of bad writing habits, and “Smooch” showcases exemplary writing.

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