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  • How to Write Short

  • Word Craft for Fast Times
  • By: Roy Peter Clark
  • Narrated by: Roy Peter Clark
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (77 ratings)

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Publisher's summary

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.

©2013 Roy Peter Clark (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC