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Plotnik, Arthur

Overview
Works: 28 works in 90 publications in 2 languages and 6,951 library holdings
Genres: Guidebooks  Dictionaries  Caricatures and cartoons  History  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN162, 070.41
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Most widely held works by Arthur Plotnik
The elements of editing : a modern guide for editors and journalists by Arthur Plotnik( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 2,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information: 1st Macmillan paperbacks ed. Includes bibliographies and index
The elements of expression : putting thoughts into words by Arthur Plotnik( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compact popular guide to expressionness as a goal apart from getting it right. Written with wit and humor, it offers writers, speakers, and self-improvers a fresh look at how they express (or fail to express) their thoughts and feelings
Spunk & bite : a writer's guide to punchier, more engaging language & style by Arthur Plotnik( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a comprehensive guide to creating winning manuscripts that will sell, and provide tips and techniques on language, dialogue, diction and more
The urban tree book : an uncommon field guide for city and town by Arthur Plotnik( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identifies trees commonly found in North American cities and offers advice on planting and caring for trees in an urban forest environment
Better than great : a plenitudinous compendium of wallopingly fresh superlatives by Arthur Plotnik( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deft praise encourages others to feel as we do, share our enthusiasms. In this "age of awesome," our words and phrases of acclaim are exhausted, all but impotent. Arthur Plotnik is proffering a well knit wellspring of worthy and wondrous words to rescue our worn-down usage. --from publisher description
Library life--American style : a journalist's field report by Arthur Plotnik( Book )

6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honk if you're a writer : unabashed advice, undiluted experience, and unadulterated inspiration for writers and writers-to-be by Arthur Plotnik( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spunk & bite : a writer's guide to bold, contemporary style by Arthur Plotnik( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today's writer needs more than just a solid knowledge of usage and composition to write successfully. Bestselling author Arthur Plotnik reveals the secrets to attention-grabbing, unforgettable writing, in this trade paperback edition. Updated with all-new writing exercises, Spunk & Bite will help writers take books, articles, business reports, memos, and even e-mail messages to the next level. From the Trade Paperback edition
The man behind the quill : Jacob Shallus, calligrapher of the United States Constitution by Arthur Plotnik( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elements of expression : putting thoughts into words by Arthur Plotnik( Recording )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the second, much-updated edition of this funny and useful book. There are many grammar and usage books that give advice on correct English. This isn't one of them. The Elements of Expression targets expressiveness as a goal apart from getting it technically right. Imagine the yawns a sportscaster would induce by announcing, "His bat struck the ball and the ball went into the stands," instead of "He took that ball downtown!" And why say, "I'd prefer it if you didn't volunteer your opinions," if what you really mean is "When I want your advice, I'll beat it out of you" (Chuck Norris, Code of Silence)? Written with uncommon wit and humor, The Elements of Expression offers writers, speakers, and self-improvers a fresh look at how they express (or fail to express) their thoughts and feelings. Plotnik supplies many engaging examples of adventurous language to show the tremendous power of words to describe and enliven human experience. Want merely to write correctly? Turn to those shelf-loads.--Publisher's website
Better than great : a plenitudinous compendium of wallopingly fresh superlatives by Arthur Plotnik( )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A veritable "tko of terminology," Better Than Great is the essential guide for describing the extraordinary -- the must-have reference for anyone wishing to rise above tired superlatives. Deft praise encourages others to feel as we do, share our enthusiasms. It rewards deserving objects of admiration. It persuades people to take certain actions. It sells things. Sadly, in this "age of awesome," our words and phrases of acclaim are exhausted, all but impotent. Even so, we find ourselves defaulting to such habitual choices as "good," "great," and "terrific," or stock synonyms that tumble out of a thesaurus--"superb," "marvelous," "outstanding," and the like. The piling on of intensifiers such as "totally" only makes matters worse, while negative modifiers ("incredible," "unreal") render our common parlance nearly tragic. Until now. Not to mince words, wunderkind of word-wonks Arthur Plotnik is proffering a well-knit wellspring of worthy and wondrous words to rescue our worn-down usage. Plotnik is both hella AND hecka up to the task of rescuing the English superlative, offering readers the chance never to be at a loss for words of praise and acclamation!
Elements of authorship : unabashed advice, undiluted experience, and unadulterated inspiration for writers and writers-to-be by Arthur Plotnik( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great American library success story : & your information investment by American Library Association( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los elementos de la edición : una guía moderna para editores y periodistas by Arthur Plotnik( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in Spanish and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliotoons : a mischievous meander through the stacks & beyond by Gary Handman( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wizards & cabalists & mystics & magicians. Etchings by Thom O'Connor( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Library video magazine( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains five segments: 1) Circulating videos, 2) What makes librarians run? 3) The Monterey style. 4) Inside an all-out campaign. 5) Biblio big top
Elements of authorship : from lonely honk to roar of the crowd by Arthur Plotnik( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jefferson-gate! by Arthur Plotnik( )

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

Roots: a novelette and four stories by Arthur Plotnik( )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Spunk & bite : a writer's guide to punchier, more engaging language & style
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The elements of expression : putting thoughts into wordsSpunk & bite : a writer's guide to punchier, more engaging language & styleThe urban tree book : an uncommon field guide for city and townBetter than great : a plenitudinous compendium of wallopingly fresh superlativesSpunk & bite : a writer's guide to bold, contemporary styleElements of authorship : unabashed advice, undiluted experience, and unadulterated inspiration for writers and writers-to-beBibliotoons : a mischievous meander through the stacks & beyondElements of authorship : from lonely honk to roar of the crowd