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Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer
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.
Published by: Little, Brown and Company | Publication date: 01/10/2008
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 295 pages

How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times
America's most influential writing teacher offers an engaging and practical guide to effective short-form writing.In HOW TO WRITE SHORT, Roy Peter Clark turns his attention to the art of painting a thousand pictures with just a few words. Short forms of writing have always existed-from ship logs and telegrams to prayers and haikus. But in this ever-changing Internet age, short-form writing has become an essential skill. Clark covers how to write effective and powerful titles, headlines, essays, sales pitches, Tweets, letters, and even self-descriptions for online dating services. With examples from the long tradition of short-form writing in Western culture, HOW TO WRITE SHORT guides writers to crafting brilliant prose, even in 140 characters.
Published by: Little, Brown and Company | Publication date: 08/27/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 250 pages

The Art of X-Ray Reading: How the Secrets of 25 Great Works of Literature Will Improve Your Writing
Roy Peter Clark, one of America's most influential writing teachers, draws writing lessons from 25 great texts.Where do writers learn their best moves? They use a technique that Roy Peter Clark calls X-ray reading, a form of reading that lets you penetrate beyond the surface of a text to see how meaning is actually being made. In THE ART OF X-RAY READING, Clark invites you to don your X-ray reading glasses and join him on a guided tour through some of the most exquisite and masterful literary works of all time, from The Great Gatsby to Lolita to The Bluest Eye, and many more. Along the way, he shows you how to mine these masterpieces for invaluable writing strategies that you can add to your aresenal and apply in your own writing. Once you've experienced X-ray reading, your writing will never be the same again.
Published by: Little, Brown and Company | Publication date: 01/26/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 319 pages

The Glamour of Grammar: A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English
Early in the history of English, the words "grammar" and "glamour" meant the same thing: the power to charm. Roy Peter Clark, author of Writing Tools, aims to put the glamour back in grammar with this fun, engaging alternative to stuffy instructionals. In this practical guide, readers will learn everything from the different parts of speech to why effective writers prefer concrete nouns and active verbs. THE GLAMOUR OF GRAMMAR gives readers all the tools they need to"live inside the language"--to take advantage of grammar to perfect their use of English, to instill meaning, and to charm through their writing. With this indispensable book, readers will come to see just how glamorous grammar can be.
Published by: Little, Brown and Company | Publication date: 07/22/2010
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 292 pages

Help! For Writers: 210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces
The craft of writing offers countless potential problems: The story is too long; the story's too short; revising presents a huge hurdle; writer's block is rearing its ugly head. In HELP! FOR WRITERS, Roy Peter Clark presents an "owner's manual" for writers, outlining the seven steps of the writing process, and addressing the 21 most urgent problems that writers face. In his trademark engaging and entertaining style, Clark offers ten short solutions to each problem. Out of ideas? Read posters, billboards, and graffiti. Can't bear to edit yourself? Watch the deleted scenes feature of a DVD, and ask yourself why those scenes were left on the cutting-room floor. HELP! FOR WRITERS offers 210 strategies to guide writers to success.
Published by: Little, Brown and Company | Publication date: 09/21/2011
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 277 pages

The Writer's Process: Getting Your Brain in Gear
Want to be a better writer? Improve your process.Process is a vital, unsung writing skill.For example, do you fear the blank page? You may be skipping the essential early phases of writing. Do you generate swarms of ideas but never publish anything? You need strategies to focus and persist to the finish. When you learn to work with your brain instead of against it, you’ll get more done and have more fun. Master the Inner Game of WritingThe Writer’s Process combines proven practices of successful authors with cognitive science research about how our minds work.You'll learn: - How to invite creativity and flow into your writing process- Why separating writing into different steps makes you more productive- How to overcome writer's block, negative feedback, and distractions- How to make time for writing in a busy, interrupt-driven life Buy it now and find out why so many reviewers say that they wish they'd read it earlier! The Writer's Process is a 2017 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal award winner and a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Silver Medal winner.
Author: Anne Janzer
Published by: Cuesta Park Consulting | Publication date: 06/10/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 199 pages

The Write Nonfiction NOW! Guide to Writing a Book in 30 Days (Write Nonfiction NOW! Guides)
Why write a nonfiction book in a month? To get it done, that’s why. Maybe you have lots of ideas that you just haven’t gotten down on paper, published, and into the hands of eager readers. Maybe you think you don’t have the time or the skills. All too often, perfectly capable writers have this misconception, and they end up taking years to finish their book—if they finish at all. Don’t let that happen to you. Get your brilliant idea out of your head and onto the page, where it can be read by those who need it. This guide will help you: —Fine-tune your idea for maximum effectiveness in the market—Find the time to write —Prepare, structure, and organize so you write smart, not hard—Spark your creativity (or memory, if you’re writing memoir)—Maintain your energy, enthusiasm, and drive—Not get distracted or discouraged—Finish what you start—Write nearly perfectly in your first draft—it can be done!Write Nonfiction NOW! Guides are edited by the founder of NaNonFiWriMo (National Nonfiction Writing Month) and include tips from bestselling authors, seasoned writing coaches, and those who have successfully taken the Write Nonfiction in November Challenge. Each guide teaches a unique aspect of becoming a successful nonfiction author. These guides inform and motivate authors, businesspeople, and even non-writers to use their purpose and passion to create desirable and publishable products.Write Nonfiction NOW! & Achieve More Inspired Results.
Published by: Pure Spirit Creations | Publication date: 10/30/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 120 pages

Creating Nonfiction: Lessons from the Voice of the Genre
The editors of Creative Nonfiction have selected their favorite craft essays from the early issues of the groundbreaking literary journal. Authors including Roy Peter Clark, Bret Lott, and Hilary Masters grapple with issues such as the line between fact and fiction, how to convey voice effectively, and the challenges of writing about family members. Edited by Lee Gutkind and Robyn Jodlowski, this collection offers both inspiration and instruction for students and writers new to the genre; those who are already familiar with creative nonfiction will enjoy learning more about its rich history.
Publication date: 09/05/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 173 pages

How To Become A Writer
You can become a writer if you are willing to commit 30 minutes a day in a consistent manner. Two writers of 100 books and 10,000 articles between them explain how you can become a writer. Here a few things that you need to know about this eBook*** The book is for beginners in the art of writing*** All what we request is 30 minutes a day of commitment*** Master these basic steps and you will be on your way to success*** Once you master these steps, you can go on to intermediate and advanced books on the art of writingEight Topics That We Cover In This eBook:*** Why Should You Become A Writer!!*** You Can Become A Writer*** How To Become A Successful Writer*** Communication Of Ideas*** How To Take Care Of Your Language*** How To Make The Presentation Attractive*** Write On Subjects Of Interest*** Develop A Rapport With Your Readers We have many more Kindle eBooks for you but we request that you go through our introductory books first so as to build yourself step by step.
Published by: Philip Communication | Publication date: 01/27/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 30 pages

Leer con rayos X (Guías del escritor/Textos de referencia) (Spanish Edition)
"En este libro Roy Peter Clark, un reconocido profesor de escritura de Estados Unidos, nos enseña una forma de leer que permite penetrar más allá de la superficie de los textos literarios y observar el proceso interno que los convierte en obras maestras. Leer con rayos X: 25 obras maestras que mejorarán tu escritura es una visita guiada a través de textos geniales con un valor incalculable para quienes deseen escribir utilizando los mejores trucos, las más sabias ideas y las estrategias más efectivas. En veinticinco lecciones se analizan los secretos y técnicas de los grandes escritores. Ya sean clásicos como Homero, Virgilio, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Charles Dickens o Flaubert, o relevantes escritores contemporáneos como James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, Sylvia Plath, Vladímir Nabókov, Gabriel García Márquez, etcétera. Una mina para cualquier escritor que, además, quiera ser artista.Con un estilo vivo y lleno de color, repleta de consejos prácticos, esta guía se ha ganado ya un lugar como una lectura esencial para los escritores. Kirkus Reviews Este apasionante libro es perfecto para estudiantes, escritores y para cualquiera que quiera aprender más sobre la gran literatura. Library Journal "
Published by: Alba Editorial | Publication date: 12/02/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 328 pages
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