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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Arthur Plotnik  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction History Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;

Born: October 1, 1937, in White Plains, NY


-- Website -- http://www.artplotnik.com/
-- Arthur Plotnik on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=arthur+plotnik

E-Mail: -- baronplot@aol.com


Illinois Connection

Arthur Plotnik has lived in Chicago since 1974. He worked for the American Library Association there from 1974 to 1997.

Biographical and Professional Information


Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)'''Publicity relating to Better Than Great or Plotnik on words, writing, expressiveness ''' Nancy Fish, Marketing & Publicity Manager, Viva Editions. 510/845-8000 or 800/780-2279. Fax, 510-845-8001. [mailto:nfish@cleispress.com nfish@cleispress.com] Kat Sanborn, Marketing & Editorial Associate, iva Editions. 510/845-8000. Fax, 510-845-8001. [mailto:ksanborn@cleispress.com ksanborn@cleispress.com] '''Rights and new projects''' Literary agent Roger Williams New England Publishing Associates 609-843-0160 [mailto:roger@nepa.com roger@nepa.com]

Selected Titles At Your Library

Better than great :
ISBN: 9780285641334. OCLC Number: 802293829

Souvenir,. .

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 substitute the weary synonyms that tuble our of a thesaurus -- superb, marvelous, outstanding, and the like. The piling on of intensifers such as the now-silly super, only makes matters worse and negative modifiers render our common parlance nearly tragic. Until now.

Better than great :
ISBN: 1573446602. OCLC Number: 681499982

Viva Editions,. .

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.

Elements of authorship :
ISBN: 059500119X. OCLC Number: 43948165

ToExcel,. .

Library life--American style :
ISBN: 0810808528. OCLC Number: 1418926

Scarecrow Press,. .

Spunk & bite :
ISBN: 9780375723353. OCLC Number: 773603903

Random House Reference,. .

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.

Spunk & bite :
ISBN: 0375722270. OCLC Number: 77048040

Random House Reference,. .

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. 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. - Publisher.

The elements of editing :
ISBN: 002047430X. OCLC Number: 18595285

Macmillan ;. .

The elements of expression /
ISBN: 0760782571. OCLC Number: 155850222

Barnes & Noble,. .

The elements of expression :
ISBN: 9781936740147. OCLC Number: 768792547

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Presents a guide to writing and speaking expressively, offering advice on such topics as high energy verbs, figures of speech, syntax, word patterns, and vocabulary.

The man behind the quill :
ISBN: 0911333584. OCLC Number: 15018099

National Archives and Records Administration,. .

The urban tree book :
ISBN: 0812931033. OCLC Number: 42289803

Three Rivers Press,. .

Identifies trees commonly found in North American cities and offers advice on planting and caring for trees in an urban forest environment.