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Brohaugh, William

Overview
Works: 28 works in 69 publications in 1 language and 5,620 library holdings
Genres: Directories  Chronologies  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  History  Terms and phrases  Biography  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: TR12, 381.457702573
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Most widely held works by William Brohaugh
Photographer's market by Phonogram limited( )

in English and held by 1,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songwriter's market( )

in English and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Write tight : how to keep your prose sharp, focused, and concise by William Brohaugh( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You'll tackle compactness, concision and precision with specific instruction and helpful exercises. This book takes you into the realm of tight writing by outlining the four levels of wordiness and "walking the ladder" up these levels to the sharp and pointed pinnacle that is precise writing; identifying sixteen types of flabby writing, with practical advice for tackling each; helping you explore the delicate middle ground between tight and wordy; running you through your paces with some "verbal aerobics" that will hone your awareness of flabbiness and your ability to avoid it in further writing; providing specific tests for your writing so you can begin to see the wordiness you might not have noticed before and pointing out ways to streamline your manuscripts using nonverbal devices, such as sidebars and checklists
English through the ages by William Brohaugh( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unique among etymology books, English Through the Ages places words on the long and dynamic timeline of English word creation, chronicling words according to when it can be confirmed they were in use
The Writer's resource guide( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professional etiquette for writers by William Brohaugh( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unfortunate English : the gloomy truth behind the words you use by William Brohaugh( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing word histories, this book highlights the de-intensification of the disgusting, the generalization of the ribald, and the mutation of the offensive, revealing the "ugly truth" behind commonly used words. It helps the reader discover what sensitivities are secretly offended by the use of such words as poppycock, bonfire, and porcelain
Just open a vein by William Brohaugh( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Write tight : say exactly what you mean with precision and power by William Brohaugh( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: "These days, most creative-writing courses teach self-indulgence. Write Tight counsels discipline. It is worth more than a university education. Its advice is gold."--Dean Koontz. Foreword by Lawrence Block. Not since The Elements of Style has a writing guide had the ability to turn a writer's work around so effectively. Every writer struggles with keeping their prose focused and concise, but surprisingly few books address this essential topic. Write Tight is an informative and utterly readable guide that tackles these issues head-on. William Brohaugh, former editor of Writer's Digest, goes beyond the discussion on redundancy and overwriting to take on evasiveness, affectations, roundabout writing, tangents and "invisible" words. Other topics include: Outlining the four levels of wordiness; Identifying 16 types of flabby writing; Exercises that help writers avoid wordiness; Streamlining through sidebars and checklists; Tests that show how concise a writer's prose is
Everything you know about English is wrong by William Brohaugh( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I don't know how else to tell you this ... everything you know about English is wrong. If you love language and the unvarnished truth, you'll love Everything You Know About English Is Wrong. You'll have fun because his lively, comedic, skeptical voice will speak to you from the pages of his word-bethumped book. -Richard Lederer, author of Anguished English, Get Thee to a Punnery, and Word Wizard Now that you know, it's time to, well, bite the mother tongue. William Brohaugh, former editor of Writer's Digest, will be your tour guide on this delightful journey through the English language, pointing out all the misconceptions about our wonderful-and wonderfully confusing-native tongue. Tackling words, letters, grammar and rules, no sacred cow remains untipped as Brohaugh reveals such fascinating and irreverent shockers as: - If you figuratively climb the walls, you are agitated/frustrated/crazy. If you literally climb the walls, you are Spiderman. - Biting the Mother Tongue: English does not come from England. - The word queue is the poster child of an English spelling rule so dominant we'll call it a dominatrix rule: U must follow Q! Slave! - So much of our vocabulary comes from the classical languages-clearly, Greece, and not Grease, is the word, is the word, is the word. -Emoticons: Unpleasant punctuational predictions Better plotted than a glossary, more riveting than a thesaurus, more filmable than a Harry Potter index-and that's just Brohaugh's footsnorts ... Imean, feetsnotes ... umfeetsneets? ... good gravy I'mglad I'mjust a cartoonist. -John Caldwell, one of Mad magazine's Usual Gang of Idiots This book guarantees you'll never look at the English language the same way again-if you write, read or speak it, it just ain't possible to live without this tell-all guide. (Ain't, incidentally, is not a bad word.)
Writer's market, 1980( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Song writer's market : where to sell your songs( Book )

2 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Arthur's calamity : a short play in three acts by William Brohaugh( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future King Arthur defeats a villainous claimant to the throne of England
The grill of victory : hot competition on the barbecue circuit by William Brohaugh( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basics of writing for children : how to write and sell fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for young people, from pre-schoolers to teenagers( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Writer's market by William Brohaugh( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete "where & how to sell what you write" directory with 4,000 buyer listings, a "Business of Freelancing" appendix and other features that help writers to succeed
2005 photo grapher's market( Book )

in Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indicates names, addresses, people to contact, types of pictures to submit, and pay rates for magazine, book, greeting card, and calendar publishers, advertising and public-relations agencies, and audio-visual firms, and discusses business and technical matters
Songwriter's market( Book )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Writer's Digest guide to word processing by "Zuo jia wen zhai"( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1980 songwriter's market : where to sell your songs( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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English through the ages
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Brohaugh, Bill

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English through the agesUnfortunate English : the gloomy truth behind the words you useWrite tight : say exactly what you mean with precision and powerEverything you know about English is wrongThe grill of victory : hot competition on the barbecue circuit