How to Write Short
- Word Craft for Fast Times
- Narrated by: Roy Peter Clark
- Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 11-04-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC
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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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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.
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