Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies For Every Writer

Paperback | January 10, 2008

byRoy Peter Clark

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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.

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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 differen...

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:January 10, 2008Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316014990

ISBN - 13:9780316014991

Appropriate for ages: 13

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to chew bites. This little book gives out helpful hints like hors 'doeuvres - in small bites that are easy to digest. Read just one and apply it, or more for a rounder appreciation of the writing craft.
Date published: 2014-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice book that guides you to build your own writer's toolbox There are many types of instructional books out there teaching us about the art of better writing. Some of them focus on the craft of the "how- to" in terms of sentences, paragraphs, punctuation, chapters, plots to editing and sometimes marketing; others focus on the spirits of the writers from forming a writer's group to bypassing writer's block. In writing tools, Clark covers all topics in a precise and fun fashion. The thing that I appreciate most - it's the idea that we can use this book as a guide to build our own writer's toolbox in the life-long quest of writing.
Date published: 2008-07-10

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"No matter what you write--a blog, a love letter, the next great American novel--Writing Tools offers practical advice that is a pleasure to read."-St. Petersburg Times