How to Write Short

  • by Roy Peter Clark
  • Narrated by Roy Peter Clark
  • 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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Ironically long

An ironically long book on the topic. Also ironic that Audible requires a twenty word review.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-05-2013
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC