Writing Tools

55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

Author: Roy Peter Clark

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316028400

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 6354

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.

How to Write Short

Word Craft for Fast Times

Author: Roy Peter Clark

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780316249010

Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

Page: 122

View: 8378

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.

Free to Write

A Journalist Teaches Young Writers

Author: Roy Peter Clark

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 281

View: 9877

Free to Write offers hundreds of practical ideas on how to turn elementary and middle school students into better writers and learners.

Coaching Writers

Editors and Reporters Working Together Across Media Platforms

Author: Roy Peter Clark,Don Fry

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9780312402037

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 235

View: 9986

Coaching Writers is the first text to outline a complete system for editors to coach journalists. This highly influential text, based on the curriculum and methods of the Poynter Institute, has been updated to include coverage of coaching across media platforms and in diverse newsrooms. It now offers special consideration of ethical concerns. In newsrooms, where the management structure is increasingly flat, everyone needs to be a coach — this book will teach them how.

America's Best Newspaper Writing

A Collection of ASNE Prizewinners

Author: Roy Peter Clark,Christopher Scanlan

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312443672

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 324

View: 4343

America's Best Newspaper Writing represents the "best-of-the-best" from 25 years of the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) Distinguished Writing Awards competition. With an emphasis on local reporting, new stories including more on crisis coverage, and pedagogical tools to help students become better writers, the second edition is the most useful and up-to-date anthology available for feature writing and introduction to journalism classes.

Help! for Writers

210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces

Author: Roy Peter Clark

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780316192767

Category: REFERENCE

Page: 164

View: 8975

Outlines the seven steps of the writing process and provides solutions for more than twenty of the most urgent writing problems.

On Writing

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743455967

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

View: 2124

The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

The Glamour of Grammar

A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English

Author: Roy Peter Clark

Publisher: Little Brown

ISBN: 9780316167796

Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

Page: 200

View: 6174

In this practical guide, readers 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 take advantage of grammar to perfect their use of English.

100 Ways to Improve Your Writing

Author: Gary Provost

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440672660

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

View: 567

This is the one guide that anyone who writes--whether student, business person, or professional writer--should put on the desk beside pencil, pen, typewriter, or word processor. Filled with professional tips and a wealth of instructive examples, this valuable, easy-to-use handbook can help you solve any and all writing problems.

Several Short Sentences about Writing

Author: Verlyn Klinkenborg

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307279413

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 203

View: 6325

A New York Times editorial board member and esteemed writing instructor counsels aspiring writers on how to move past conventional understandings about creativity, writer's block and other literary challenges to develop a greater understanding of how thinking, noticing and learning are integral parts of the writing process. 20,000 first printing.

Bird by Bird

some instructions on writing and life

Author: Anne Lamott

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 1925307441

Category: Reference

Page: 272

View: 2794

‘Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother’s shoulder, and said, “Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.”’ Here, for the first time, is a local edition of the bible of writing guides — a wry, honest, down-to-earth book that has never stopped selling since it was first published in the United States in the 1990s. In Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott, a bestelling novelist and memoirist, distils what she’s learned over years of trial and error. Beautifully written, wise, and immensely helpful, this is the book for serious writers and writers-to-be.

7 Essential Writing Tools

That Will Absolutely Make Your Writing Better (And Enliven Your Soul)

Author: Marni Freedman, M.S., LMFT

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480823090

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 6910

Marni Freedman invites you to fall in love with the magic that is writing with writer-tested-and-approved tools on story structure, scene creation, plot, voice and character. You need this kind of kick in the pants. The master coach whose credits include writing a play that was turned into a Disney movie offers fresh and practical ideas on writing, including: The 15 Essential Plot Spots-a plotting tool for everything from novels to memoirs to screenplays The big list of 55 Character Archetypes Insights into figuring out how you (yes, you) work as a writer The 5 elements that will ensure you have a compelling story idea A clear explanation of anti-heroes, anti-villains and everything in between The 9 elements of crafting a dynamic character 3 steps to finding and boldly using your unique writer’s voice “Can a book be practical and inspirational at the same time? Offer both structure and soul? Oh, yes it can. Master writing coach and teacher, Marni Freedman, does it all with good humor, a little bit of sass, and a great deal of heart, in her book, 7 Essential Writing Tools. Get it and get to work!” — Judy Reeves, author of Wild Women, Wild Voices and A Writer’s Book of Days

On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition

An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction

Author: William Zinsser

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062250507

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 6455

On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, On Writing Well offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.

The Book on Writing

The Ultimate Guide to Writing Well

Author: Paula LaRocque

Publisher: Marion Street Press

ISBN: 1933338946

Category: Authorship

Page: 240

View: 8062

Teaches the elements of good writing through the use of essential guidelines, literary techniques, and proper writing mechanics.

The Art of X-Ray Reading

How the Secrets of 25 Great Works of Literature Will Improve Your Writing

Author: Roy Peter Clark

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316282162

Category: Reference

Page: 288

View: 9523

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.

Air & Light & Time & Space

How Successful Academics Write

Author: Helen Sword

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674737709

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 1199

From the author of Stylish Academic Writing comes an essential new guide for writers aspiring to become more productive and take greater pleasure in their craft. Helen Sword interviewed 100 academics worldwide about their writing background and practices and shows how they find or create the conditions to get their writing done.

Line by Line

How to Edit Your Own Writing

Author: Claire Kehrwald Cook,Modern Language Association of America,Modern Language Association

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395393918

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 219

View: 7100

The complete guide to self-editing, illustrating the most common problems with hundreds of before-and-after examples

Keys to Great Writing

Mastering the Elements of Composition and Revision

Author: Stephen Wilbers,Faith Sullivan

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440345807

Category: English language

Page: 288

View: 2474

"Mastering the elements of composition and revision"--Cover.

Writing to Learn

How to Write - and Think - Clearly About Any Subject at All

Author: William Zinsser

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062244698

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 8410

This is an essential book for everyone who wants to write clearly about any subject and use writing as a means of learning.

On Writing Well, 25th Anniversary

The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

Author: William K. Zinsser

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060006641

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

View: 2357

On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, On Writing Well offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.