• 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 Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-04-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (43 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
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Martin on 01-31-15

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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book delivers on its title, How to Write Short. And it also tells you why.

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5 out of 5 stars
By J. Blackman on 04-25-18

Timeless tips for any writer

What did you love best about How to Write Short?

Yes, it's ironic that a book about writing short is so long - but that's because it's packed full of perfect examples! This builds on his other book (Writing Tools) and is a perfect accompaniment.

What did you like best about this story?

Great tips. Even they're dated, the examples are still relevant - and I think they always will be.

What about Roy Peter Clark’s performance did you like?

Solid all around. I listened at 1.5 speed.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The way he compared a story to facts - Facts can help you get somewhere. A story places you directly in it.

Any additional comments?

Get it.

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