How to Write Short

How to Write Short

Word Craft for Fast Times

Book - 2013
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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.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316204354
Branch Call Number: 808.042 CLARK
Characteristics: viii, 264 pages ; 22 cm


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Nov 13, 2017

Good advice. ‘Nuff said.

Jun 26, 2017

I really enjoyed this book. I had it on my coffee table, and reached to pick it up, when I noticed it was resting on a pencil -- THE pencil that was stabbed through the book. I took a photo of it and sent it to Roy Peter Clark and he loved it.


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