Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

by Roy Peter Clark
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Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark

A special 10th anniversary edition of Roy Peter Clark's bestselling guide to writing, featuring five bonus tools.

Ten years ago, Roy Peter Clark, America's most influential writing teacher, whittled down almost thirty years of experience in journalism, writing, and teaching into a series of fifty short essays on different aspects of writing. In the past decade, Writing Tools has become a classic guidebook for novices and experts alike and remains one of the best loved books on writing available.

Organized into four sections, "Nuts and Bolts," "Special Effects," "Blueprints for Stories," and "Useful Habits," Writing Tools is infused with more than 200 examples from journalism and literature. This new edition includes five brand new, never-before-shared tools.

Accessible, entertaining, inspiring, and above all, useful for every type of writer, from high school student to novelist, Writing Tools is essential reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316014991
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 05/01/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 50,538
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Roy Peter Clark is senior scholar at the Poynter Institute, one of the most prestigious schools for journalists in the world. He has taught writing at every level—to schoolchildren and Pulitzer Prize-winning authors—for more than thirty years. A writer who teaches and a teacher who writes, he has authored or edited seventeen books on writing and journalism, including The Art of X-Ray Reading, How to Write Short, The Glamour of Grammar, Help! for Writers, and Writing Tools. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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