How to Write Short

Word Craft for Fast Times

By Roy Peter Clark
(Little Brown and Company, Hardcover, 9780316204354, 264pp.)

Publication Date: August 27, 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.

About the Author
Roy Peter Clark teaches writing to professional journalists, to teachers, and to students of all ages at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida. He has been an English Professor at Auburn University, a writing coach for the St. Petersburg Times, a reporter, feature writer, and critic. He has been involved since 1980 in Writers' Camp in Florida, a workshop for young writers and their teachers.
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