Writing Tools

Writing Tools

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.

Author: Roy Peter Clark

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316014990

Category: Reference

Page: 288

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One of America's most influential writing teachers offers a toolbox from which writers of all kinds can draw practical inspiration. "Writing is a craft you can learn," says Roy Peter Clark. "You need tools, not rules." His book distills decades of experience into 50 tools that will help any writer become more fluent and effective. WRITING TOOLS covers everything from the most basic ("Tool 5: Watch those adverbs") to the more complex ("Tool 34: Turn your notebook into a camera") and provides more than 200 examples from literature and journalism to illustrate the concepts. For students, aspiring novelists, and writers of memos, e-mails, PowerPoint presentations, and love letters, here are 50 indispensable, memorable, and usable tools. "Pull out a favorite novel or short story, and read it with the guidance of Clark's ideas. . . . Readers will find new worlds in familiar places. And writers will be inspired to pick up their pens." -Boston Globe "For all the aspiring writers out there-whether you're writing a novel or a technical report-a respected scholar pulls back the curtain on the art." -Atlanta Journal-Constitution "This is a useful tool for writers at all levels of experience, and it's entertainingly written, with plenty of helpful examples." -Booklist
Categories: Reference

Writing Tools

Writing Tools

55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer Roy Peter Clark. thanks to designer Keith Hayes, that has elbowed its way into the company of these classics. You are holding it in your hands: Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every ...

Author: Roy Peter Clark

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316028400

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Craft of Professional Writing

The Craft of Professional Writing

A Guide for Amateur and Professional Writers Michael S. Malone. Your Writing Career. Woodland Hills: Compendium Press, 2016. Clark Roy Peter. Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer, 10th Anniversary Edition.

Author: Michael S. Malone

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783088317

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

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The Craft of Professional Writing is the most complete book ever written about the real-life work of being a writer. Covering topics ranging from business writing (advertising, PR) to commercial work (news reporting, feature writing, blogging, non-fiction books) to creative writing (screenplays and novels), as well as advice on pitching, rejection and leading a writer’s life, the narrative is filled with anecdotes and illuminating stories, as well as tricks of the trade in each form of writing. For the student, The Craft of Professional Writing is the most wide-ranging and practical textbook on the subject. Designed to be an instructional text for producing professional-level work, it is also a survey of the various writing professions to enable budding writers to make career decisions. For the professional, this book is the ultimate reference work—offering practical tips and advice they can return to again and again to help them through various phases of their career.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

How to Raise a Conservative Daughter

How to Raise a Conservative Daughter

Young writers overuse them when attempting to energize their writing when they should use creative action verbs instead. ... 2) Roy Peter Clark's Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer; 3) William Zinsser's On Writing ...

Author: Michelle Easton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781684512317

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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"An essential resource for any parent, educator, or citizen looking for help in raising a child with conservative values." —MARK LEVIN Michelle’s wisdom as a longtime activist, mom, and mentor to young women is needed now more than ever!” —RACHEL CAMPOS-DUFFY, Fox News Contributor Raising a daughter is hard. Raising her to be a conservative can seem impossible. In a long career devoted to equipping the next generation of conservative women for leadership, Michelle Easton has worked with thousands of students and young professionals. Their backgrounds are as varied as America itself, but in each girl’s life, something went right. How to Raise a Conservative Daughter is an invaluable guide to what works. It’s foolish to pretend that the challenges aren’t enormous. Toxic social media, radical indoctrination in schools, an entertainment industry that panders to our lowest cravings—the cultural forces arrayed against your family are terrifying. But you are not helpless. Parents sometimes don’t know what to do, and often they simply don’t do what they know. It is possible, Easton shows, to nurture lasting values in your daughter. Her tested—and sometimes counter-intuitive—techniques will strengthen your daughter’s heart and mind. Ronald Reagan warned, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” And today, the tragically common lament of parents is, “We don't know what happened, but one day we realized our daughter had rejected our most precious values.” There are no guarantees, but savvy, determined, and loving parents have more than a fighting chance of raising the wives, mothers, and leaders our country so desperately needs.
Categories: Political Science

Unfuck Your Writing

Unfuck Your Writing

Write Better, Reach Readers, & Share Your Inner World Joe Biel, Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN ... Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity David Allen Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer Roy Peter Clark Your ...

Author: Joe Biel

Publisher: Microcosm Publishing

ISBN: 9781648410116

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 128

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Want to be a writer, but the words won't come? Do you have a lot to say but don't know how to write it so people will read it? Do you struggle with anxiety, procrastination, or feeling like an imposter around your writing? Microcosm's two most prolific authors teach you their tricks of the trade in this no-nonsense, practical guide to the craft of writing longform work. Learn skills like setting and sticking to goals, communicating effectively with your writing, having fun while writing, working with an editor, and creating reader-oriented work. This is not a book about crafting beautiful sentences with perfect grammar; instead Harper and Biel will teach you to write so that your words have the greatest possible impact on the world.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Bezos Blueprint

The Bezos Blueprint

... Writing Tools (10th Anniversary Edition): 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer (New York: Little, Brown, 2006), 85. 4. Jeff Bezos, Amazon, 1999, https://s2.q4cdn.com/299287126/files/doc_financials/annual/Shareholderletter99.pdf, ...

Author: Carmine Gallo

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250278340

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 195

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The communication and leadership secrets of Jeff Bezos and how to master them, from the bestselling author of Talk Like Ted. Jeff Bezos is a dreamer who turned a bold idea into the world’s most influential company, a brand that likely touches your life every day. As a student of leadership and communication, he learned to elevate the way Amazonians write, collaborate, innovate, pitch, and present. He created a scalable model that grew from a small team in a Seattle garage to one of the world’s largest employers. The Bezos Blueprint by Carmine Gallo reveals the communication strategies that Jeff Bezos pioneered to fuel Amazon’s astonishing growth. As one of the most innovative and visionary entrepreneurs of our time, Bezos reimagined the way leaders write, speak, and motivate teams and customers. The communication tools Bezos created are so effective that former Amazonians who worked directly with Bezos adopted them as blueprints to start their own companies. Now, these tools are available to you.
Categories: Business & Economics

Image Vol 2 11

Image  Vol  2  11

But even the most lax grammar Stickler can take steps to ensure that spelling, punctuation, and a basic respect for the English language remain intact. Roy Peter Clark's Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer walks ...

Author: Various

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN: PKEY:MAY180158

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 80

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The latest issue of IMAGE+ overflows with exclusive interviews, art features, and comics, offering a tsunami of sequential art in 80 pages. Discover how ROB GUILLORY illustrates a horrific harvest in FARMHAND, and how MIRKA ANDOLFO brought her provocative, anthropomorphic romance, UNNATURAL, from Italy to the United States. IMAGE+ provides direct access to the most groundbreaking creators and how they're changing the face of comics, from step-by-step illustration breakdowns to in-depth features. This issue also brings SCOTT SNYDER and JOCKÕs WYTCHES: BAD EGG one chapter closer to its gut-wrenching finale, as two adolescent boys fall deeper into a nightmare filled with family secrets, betrayal, and sinister monsters. IMAGE+ is free with any purchase of DiamondÕs Previews.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Integrating Postmodern Therapy and Qualitative Research

Integrating Postmodern Therapy and Qualitative Research

Therefore, each conversation, given whichever context it begins, is rooted in curiosity. Research, to oversimplify its definition, ... Writing tools: 55 essential strategies for every writer. New York: Little, Brown and Company.

Author: Carlos Perez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000081169

Category: Psychology

Page: 190

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This book integrates postmodern theories of therapeutic research and practice to demonstrate how these approaches can be effectively integrated into methods of data collection and analysis. Drawing from theories of counseling, and marriage and family therapy, the book thoroughly explores the similarities between therapy and qualitative research. Chapters consider therapies which offer a humanistic "way of being," such as collaborative language systems, narrative therapy, and solution-focused brief therapy, and identify complementary philosophies and traits that can be used to guide the qualitative researcher’s practice. Transcripts and vignettes of the author’s practice as both a therapist and a researcher further help to illuminate how readers might enrich their processes of research and data analysis. Suitable for use on graduate-level qualitative research courses, as well as an adjunct to marriage and family therapy courses, Integrating Postmodern Therapy and Qualitative Research innovatively encourages readers to reflect on and develop their personal practice and approach to analyzing key information.
Categories: Psychology

Votes That Count and Voters Who Don t

Votes That Count and Voters Who Don   t

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Author: Sharon E. Jarvis

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271082905

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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For decades, journalists have called the winners of U.S. presidential elections—often in error—well before the closing of the polls. In Votes That Count and Voters Who Don’t, Sharon E. Jarvis and Soo-Hye Han investigate what motivates journalists to call elections before the votes have been tallied and, more importantly, what this and similar practices signal to the electorate about the value of voter participation. Jarvis and Han track how journalists have told the story of electoral participation during the last eighteen presidential elections, revealing how the portrayal of voters in the popular press has evolved over the last half century from that of mobilized partisan actors vital to electoral outcomes to that of pawns of political elites and captives of a flawed electoral system. The authors engage with experiments and focus groups to reveal the effects that these portrayals have on voters and share their findings in interviews with prominent journalists. Votes That Count and Voters Who Don’t not only explores the failings of the media but also shows how the story of electoral participation might be told in ways that support both democratic and journalistic values. At a time when professional strategists are pressuring journalists to provide favorable coverage for their causes and candidates, this book invites academics, organizations, the press, and citizens alike to advocate for the voter’s place in the news.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines