Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies For Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark(Part 1)

Tools you can use…


Writing Tools: 50 essential strategies for every writer is a book that every writer should read, and every editor should swear by.


Roy Peter Clark dreams of creating A Nation of Writers, that nation being America. It works if you want to create a Globe of Writers too. He doesn’t believe that you need flair and magic and abracadrabra to write. He thinks you need fifty tools in your tool box (remember Stephen King’s Tool Box in On Writing?)

The fifty tools are displayed in a very matter fact kind of style in fifty chapters. Clark gathered these tools from the Poynter School for journalists, and many of his examples pertain to journalistic writing.

However, any kind of writing has the same essentials. One example I can give you is what the author mentioned about Gold Coins; every good story needs something to keep the reader going, the way a…

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