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How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times

Roy Peter Clark

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Writing skills, Prose: non-fiction, Reference works

America's most influential writing teacher offers an engaging and practical guide to effective short-form writing.

In HOW TO WRITER 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.

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Praise for How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times

  • HOW TO WRITE SHORT both instructs and delights, in equal measure. On every page there is some useful advice and an amusing observation or illustration. Read this book!. - Ben Yagoda, author of How to Not Write Bad

  • A fun, practical guide. Clark really knows his way around a sentence. Learn from him. - Christopher Johnson, author of Microstyle

  • Engaging, entertaining, indispensable. - James Geary, author of The World in a Phrase and I Is an Other

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