Want to write more powerfully? You've come to the right book. Word Up! --an eclectic collection of essays, more inspiration guide than style guide--serves up tips and insights for anyone who wants to write with more umph. Word Up! does what too few writing books do: it practices while preaching, shows while telling, uses powerful writing to talk about powerful writing. Word Up! explores the perplexities and celebrates the pleasures of the English language. It leaves you smiling--and ready to conquer your next blank (or blah) page.