For students, aspiring novelists, and writers of memos, emails, PowerPoint presentations, and more come 50 indispensable, memorable, and usable tools from the vice president and senior scholar at the Poynter Institute.For students, aspiring novelists, and writers of memos, emails, PowerPoint presentations, and more come 50 indispensable, memorable, and usable tools from the vice president and senior scholar at the Poynter Institute.Read Less
I checked this book out of my local library and before I was a third of the way through I was looking for a copy to purchase online. Roy Clark has listed and concisely explained fifty truly useful "rules" (he calls them "tools") for writing non-fiction or fiction. Some are brand new ideas, many you will remember from your days in school or recognize from your reading. He offers the leanest descriptions and examples. His book is trimmed of all the esoteric fat that bloats other "expert" books and leaves you bloated, unsatisfied, and starving. I've bought dozens of "how to" books on the writing craft/business and this is the one I would take to that proverbial deserted island to help pen my memoirs of the experience.
May 7, 2009
One of the best how-to books available for writers (fiction and nonfiction). For many writers the advice will not be new, such as "watch those adverbs." But others will find some refreshingly new insights, such as "order words for emphasis" which suggests putting strong words at the beginning and end of sentences.
Oct 2, 2008
Great Read & Reference For Any Writer
Bought for Writing Workshop class and found it to be a great read and reference. Instructs by example - amazing writing skills and meaty learning opportunities or refreshers - highly recommend.
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