Kent White

Express Yourself: Reflections On Elements Of Expression

Some people are born with high monitoring levels of how they express themselves. They become so cautious and conscious of what they say and how they say it. These are people who have high regard for grammar, word choice, syntax, and style. But studies have shown that these people are actually ineffective in communicating their thoughts to other people. Their extreme concern over the rules of language has gotten in the way of the fluidity of their thoughts and ideas. They do not want to commit mistakes. This takes precedence over their desire to communicate their ideas to others. On the other hand, there are those people who have low monitoring levels for rules of communication. They say whatever they want but oftentimes with a total disregard for grammar, syntax, style, and word choice. In the same way, they are also ineffective in communicating their thoughts and ideas to other people. Yes, it seems as if their thoughts and ideas are flowing because they talk continuously but their poor sentence construction and improper choice of words can often lead to misunderstanding. In the end, both high monitoring and low monitoring types of people fail to communicate their thoughts and ideas effectively.

This is where Arthur Plotnik’s book entitled “Elements of Expression” comes in handy. Plotnik makes it look so easy because of the light manner in which he discusses grammar, word choice, style, and syntax. This makes the topic easier to handle for those who want to learn because Plotnik makes it fun and at the same time, meaningful. He equips you with knowledge and confidence to use the right words because he will make sure that you will develop a love for language. At the end of the day, what is important is that you are able to express yourself clearly so that other people will comprehend exactly what you want them to understand.

This is the official fan site of Arthur Plotnik

This is the official fan site of Arthur Plotnik, a genius among us who made us love language all the more.

At a time when the limelight is often focused on actors, actresses, singers, and bands, we want to acknowledge and show our appreciation to an author whose brilliance has helped raise the level of language proficiency in our society. Language is an important part of our lives as it is our primary tool for communication. It is an integral part of our culture and identity. We are able to share our knowledge, beliefs, values, and other attributes through language.

About the Author
Arthur Plotnik is a renowned author whose works in editing and publishing have received recognition from book critics and award-giving institutions. Veering away from the usual genres of writing wherein it is easier to gain the reader’s interest, he decided to write about writing so that writers can improve on what they write. But since Plotnik is exceptional in what he writes, he was able to earn the respect and support of readers and critics alike in all his works. He demonstrates wit, humor, and accuracy that made readers engaged in what he writes. Although he is teaching us about language and communication, readers do not feel like they are lectured or reprimanded for their use of the English language. Instead, he guides us along in learning and relearning the art of writing by playing with words and expanding our vocabulary and knowledge in the process.

Arthur Plotnik has written two bestselling books which have been featured in the Book of the Month Club. These are Elements of Editing and The Elements of Expression: Putting Thoughts Into Words. These are also considered as valuable reference materials by educators when teaching language and communication. His other books are: Spunk and Bite: A Writer’s Guide to Bold Contemporary Style, Better Than Great: A Plenitudinous Compendium of Wallopingly Fresh Superlatives, The Urban Tree Book: An Uncommon Field Guide for City and Town, The Elements of Authorship: Unabashed Advice, Undiluted Experience, and Unadulterated Inspiration for Writers and Writers-To-Be, and The Man Behind The Quill: Jacob Shallus, Calligrapher of the United States Constitution.

Why We Love His Works
Why We Love His Works

We love Arthur Plotnik because he makes learning language fun. He will not make you feel dumb. There’s a reason why his books are not entitled Language for Dummies, Writing 101, or the likes. Inside, you can tell right away that his books are interesting with their witty titles. Through his expertise, he encourages us to play with words and come up with the right words to express ourselves. That way, we are not stuck with the same words over and over again such that you are not only happy, you are also pleased, contented, joyful, cheerful, ecstatic, delighted, jovial, and glad. We are sure that you will also learn a great deal while reading his books inside your A1 Garage Doors in Milwaukee.

Let us all celebrate the beauty of language through Art Plotnik’s books.