Help! For Writers: 210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - Help! for writers offers 210 strategies to guide writers to success. 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. Out of ideas? Read posters, billboards, and graffiti. In his trademark engaging and entertaining style, Clark offers ten short solutions to each problem.

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. In help! for writers, outlining the seven steps of the writing process, Roy Peter Clark presents an "owner's manual" for writers, and addressing the 21 most urgent problems that writers face.

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Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - 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, writing, whittled down almost thirty years of experience in journalism, and teaching into a series of fifty short essays on different aspects of writing.

. Little Brown and Company. 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, " and "useful habits, "nuts and Bolts, " "Blueprints for Stories, " "Special Effects, " Writing Tools is infused with more than 200 examples from journalism and literature.

Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer #ad - This new edition includes five brand new, never-before-shared tools. Accessible, from high school student to novelist, entertaining, inspiring, and above all, useful for every type of writer, Writing Tools is essential reading.

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How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - 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. Little Brown and Company. Clark covers how to write effective and powerful titles, Tweets, sales pitches, essays, headlines, letters, and even self-descriptions for online dating services.

But in this ever-changing Internet age, short-form writing has become an essential skill. Short forms of writing have always existed-from ship logs and telegrams to prayers and haikus. Used book in Good Condition. 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.

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The Glamour of Grammar: A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - In this practical guide, readers will learn everything from the different parts of speech to why effective writers prefer concrete nouns and active verbs. Early in the history of english, the words "grammar" and "glamour" meant the same thing: the power to charm. With this indispensable book, readers will come to see just how glamorous grammar can be.

Roy peter clark, author of writing Tools, aims to put the glamour back in grammar with this fun, engaging alternative to stuffy instructionals. 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.

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How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times

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Little, Brown Spark #ad - 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. Used book in Good Condition. Clark covers how to write effective and powerful titles, sales pitches, letters, headlines, Tweets, essays, and even self-descriptions for online dating services.

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. Little Brown and Company. Little Brown and Company. 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.

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The Glamour of Grammar: A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English

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Little, Brown Spark #ad - The glamour of Grammar prepares readers to captivate with every word. Used book in Good Condition. Little Brown and Company. Little Brown and Company. Now in paperback, this widely praised practical guide demonstrates everything from the different parts of speech to why effective writers prefer concrete nouns and active verbs.

In a world where we comminucate more and more through emails and text messages, how you use language matters--even in 140 characters. Roy peter clark, author of writing tools and the forthcoming Help! For Writers, aims to put the glamour back in grammar with this fun, engaging alternative to stuffy instructionals.

The Glamour of Grammar: A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English #ad - Above all, to instill meaning, Clark teaches readers how to master grammar to perfect their use of English, and to charm through their writing. Little Brown and Company. Early in the history of english, the words "grammar" and "glamour" meant the same thing: the power to charm.

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The Art of X-Ray Reading: How the Secrets of 25 Great Works of Literature Will Improve Your Writing

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - Along the way, he shows you how to mine these masterpieces for invaluable writing strategies that you can add to your arsenal and apply in your own writing. Little Brown and Company. Warner international. Roy peter clark, one of america's most influential writing teachers, offers writing lessons we can draw 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. Once you've experienced X-ray reading, your writing will never be the same again. In the art of x-ray reading, from the great gatsby to lolita to the bluest eye, 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, and many more.

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The Art of X-Ray Reading: How the Secrets of 25 Great Works of Literature Will Improve Your Writing

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - Little Brown and Company. Used book in Good Condition. Once you've experienced X-ray reading, your writing will never be the same again. Little Brown and Company. Little Brown and Company. In the art of x-ray reading, from the great gatsby to lolita to the bluest eye, 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, and many more.

. Warner international. 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.

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Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

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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, " "blueprints for Stories, " "Special Effects, " and "Useful Habits, " Writing Tools is infused with more than 200 examples from journalism and literature.

Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer #ad - Great product! Little Brown and Company. This new edition includes five brand new, never-before-shared tools. Accessible, and above all, from high school student to novelist, entertaining, useful for every type of writer, inspiring, Writing Tools is essential reading. Little Brown and Company. Warner international.

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Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style

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Random House #ad - With tips on punctuation and spelling. As authoritative as it is amusing, dreyer’s english offers lessons on punctuation, including “very, including why it’s ok to begin a sentence with “And” or “But” and to confidently split an infinitive; and why it’s best to avoid the doldrums of the Wan Intensifiers and Throat Clearers, ” “of course, ” “rather, from the underloved semicolon to the enigmatic en dash; the rules and nonrules of grammar, ” and the dreaded “actually.

Dreyer will let you know whether “alright” is all right sometimes and even help you brush up on your spelling—though, as he notes, “The problem with mnemonic devices is that I can never remember them. And yes: “only godless savages eschew the series comma. Chockful of advice, this book will prove to be invaluable to everyone who wants to shore up their writing skills, mandatory for people who spend their time editing and shaping other people’s prose, and fun facts, insider wisdom, and—perhaps best of all—an utter treat for anyone who simply revels in language.

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Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them P.S.

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Harper Perennial #ad - Written with passion, humor, and wisdom, Reading Like a Writer will inspire readers to return to literature with a fresh eye and an eager heart. Little Brown and Company. Great product! She cautions readers to slow down and pay attention to words, the raw material out of which literature is crafted. Long before there were creative-writing workshops and degrees, how did aspiring writers learn to write? By reading the work of their predecessors and contemporaries, says Francine Prose.

Used book in Good Condition. In reading like a writer, prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and the tricks of the masters. Little Brown and Company. Trade paperback. Little Brown and Company. She takes pleasure in the long and magnificent sentences of Philip Roth and the breathtaking paragraphs of Isaac Babel; she is deeply moved by the brilliant characterization in George Eliot's Middlemarch.

Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them P.S. #ad - She reads the work of the very best writers—Dostoyevsky, Kafka, Woolf, Dickens, Flaubert, Austen, Chekhov—and discovers why their work has endured. Warner international. She looks to john le carré for a lesson in how to advance plot through dialogue, to Flannery O'Connor for the cunning use of the telling detail, and to James Joyce and Katherine Mansfield for clever examples of how to employ gesture to create character.

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