How to Write Short

How to Write Short

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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.You can see how the reader builds momentum in those two long sentences but then must slow down with a significantly ... a€œMy girlfriend in high school came to where I was working to collect her hair scrunchie I kept on the shifter in my car.

Title:How to Write Short
Author:Roy Peter Clark
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2013-08-27


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