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    • Writing Tools

    • 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer
    • By: Roy Peter Clark
    • Narrated by: Roy Peter Clark
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
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    “Writing is a craft you can learn,” says Roy Peter Clark. “You need tools, not rules.” In this essential guide, Clark distills decades of experience into fifty tools that writers of all kinds can use every day. You may be crafting a newspaper story or an admissions essay for college. You may be writing a technical report or drafting your first novel. You may be a student or a teacher, a poet or a critic, a columnist or a blogger. You may be preparing a PowerPoint presentation or penning a love letter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, excellent audiobook for writers!

    • By michael on 07-03-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Art of X-Ray Reading

    • How the Secrets of 25 Great Works of Literature Will Improve Your Writing
    • By: Roy Peter Clark
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    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. In The Art of X-Ray Reading, 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, from The Great Gatsby to Lolita to The Bluest Eye and many more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So Good I Bought the Print Version

    • By Jan on 04-25-16

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Glamour of Grammar

    • By: Roy Peter Clark
    • Narrated by: Roy Peter Clark
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
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      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    Early in the history of English, glamour and grammar were the same word, linked to enchantment and magical spells. Now grammar brings to mind language bullies and bored-out-of-their-skulls students. Roy Peter Clark, one of America’s most influential writing teachers, wants to change that by putting the glamour back into grammar.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good answers for many everyday grammar dilemmas

    • By OutSys on 02-01-11

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Help! For Writers

    • 210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces
    • By: Roy Peter Clark
    • Narrated by: Roy Peter Clark
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 21

    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. In Help! For Writers, Roy Peter Clark presents an "owner's manual" for writers, outlining the seven steps of the writing process, and addressing the 21 most urgent problems that writers face. In his trademark engaging and entertaining style, Clark offers 10 short solutions to each problem.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Much more useful than I would have thought

    • By Bpetry on 08-07-18

    Regular price: $19.59

    • How to Write Short

    • Word Craft for Fast Times
    • By: Roy Peter Clark
    • Narrated by: Roy Peter Clark
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4 out of 5 stars 41

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Free Prize Inside

    • By Martin on 01-31-15

    Regular price: $20.99