Arthur Plotnik

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Arthur Plotnik is the author of nine books, including "Spunk & Bite: A Writer's Guide to Bold, Contemporary Style" and two Book-of-the-Month Club selections: "The Elements of Expression" (revised and expanded in 2012) and "The Elements of Editing." Among his many publications are award-winning essays, biography, short fiction, and poetry. He studied under Philip Roth at the Iowa (Graduate) Writers Workshop and worked as editorial director for the American Library Association. He serves on the Board of "The Writer" magazine and lives in Chicago with his wife, the artist Mary H. Phelan. ...more

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The Elements of Editing

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“You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what's burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke.”
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“If grammar is the skeleton of expression and usage the flesh and blood, then style is the personality.”
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“Empowerment comes from precision, precision, precision; from language that harpoons the exact meaning, the nuance, for the intended audience.”
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