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Murder Your Darlings - And Other Gentle Writing Advice from Aristotle to Zinsser (Paperback): Roy Peter Clark Murder Your Darlings - And Other Gentle Writing Advice from Aristotle to Zinsser (Paperback)
Roy Peter Clark
R290 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R58 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

From one of America's most influential writing teachers, a collection of 50 of the best writing strategies distilled from 50 writing and language books -- from Aristotle to Strunk and White. With so many excellent writing guides lining bookstore shelves, it can be hard to know where to look for the best advice. Should you go with Natalie Goldberg or Anne Lamott? Maybe William Zinsser or Donald Murray would be more appropriate. Then again, what about the classics -- Strunk and White, or even Aristotle himself? Thankfully, your search is over. In Murder Your Darlings, Roy Peter Clark, who for more than 30 years has been a beloved and revered writing teacher to children and Pulitzer prize-winners alike, has compiled a remarkable collection of 50 of the best writing tips from 50 of the best writing books of all time. With a chapter devoted to each piece of advice, Clark expands and contextualizes the original author's suggestions, and offers anecdotes about how each one helped him or other writers sharpen their skills. An invaluable resource for scribblers of all kinds, Murder Your Darlings is an inspiring and edifying ode to the craft of writing.

Murder Your Darlings - And Other Gentle Writing Advice from Aristotle to Zinsser (Hardcover): Roy Peter Clark Murder Your Darlings - And Other Gentle Writing Advice from Aristotle to Zinsser (Hardcover)
Roy Peter Clark
R545 R448 Discovery Miles 4 480 Save R97 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From one of America's most influential writing teachers, a collection of 50 of the best writing strategies distilled from 50 writing and language books -- from Aristotle to Strunk and White. With so many excellent writing guides lining bookstore shelves, it can be hard to know where to look for the best advice. Should you go with Natalie Goldberg or Anne Lamott? Maybe William Zinsser or Donald Murray would be more appropriate. Then again, what about the classics - Strunk and White, or even Aristotle himself? Thankfully, your search is over. In Murder Your Darlings, Roy Peter Clark, who for more than 30 years has been a beloved and revered writing teacher to children and Pulitzer prize-winners alike, has compiled a remarkable collection of 50 of the best writing tips from 50 of the best writing books of all time. With a chapter devoted to each piece of advice, Clark expands and contextualises the original author's suggestions and offers anecdotes about how each one helped him or other writers sharpen their skills. An invaluable resource for scribblers of all kinds, Murder Your Darlings is an inspiring and edifying ode to the craft of writing.

Writing Tools - 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer (Paperback): Roy Peter Clark Writing Tools - 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer (Paperback)
Roy Peter Clark
R386 R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Save R115 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Tools Not Rules' says Roy Peter Clark, vice president and senior scholar at the Poynter Institute, the esteemed school for journalists and teachers of journalists. Clark believes that everyone can write well with the help of a handful of useful tools that he has developed over decades of writing and teaching. If you google 'Roy Peter Clark, Writing Tools', you'll get an astonishing 1.25 million hits. That's because journalists everywhere rely on his tips to help them write well every day - in fact he fields emails from around the world from grateful writers. 'Writing Tools' covers everything from the basics (Tool 5: Watch those Adverbs) to the more complex (Tool 34: Turn your notebook into a camera) and uses more than 300 examples from literature and journalism to illustrate the concepts. For students, aspiring novelists and writers of memos, emails, PowerPoint presentations and love letters, here are 50 indispensible, memorable and usable tools.

The Art of X-Ray Reading - How the Secrets of 25 Great Works of Literature Will Improve Your Writing (Paperback): Roy Peter... The Art of X-Ray Reading - How the Secrets of 25 Great Works of Literature Will Improve Your Writing (Paperback)
Roy Peter Clark
R365 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R67 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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. Along the way, he shows you how to mine these masterpieces for invaluable writing strategies that you can add to your aresenal and apply in your own writing. Once you've experienced X-ray reading, your writing will never be the same again.

The Changing South of Gene Patterson - Journalism and Civil Rights, 1960-1968 (Paperback): Roy Peter Clark, Raymond Arsenault The Changing South of Gene Patterson - Journalism and Civil Rights, 1960-1968 (Paperback)
Roy Peter Clark, Raymond Arsenault
R462 R408 Discovery Miles 4 080 Save R54 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Changing South of Gene Patterson celebrates the work of one of America's most influential journalists who wrote in a time and place of dramatic social and political upheaval. The editor of the Atlanta Constitution from 1960 through 1968, Patterson wrote directly to his fellow white southerners every day, working to persuade them to change their ways. His words were so inspirational that he was asked by Walter Cronkite to read his most famous column, about the Birmingham church bombing, live on the CBS Evening News. This volume includes over 120 of Patterson's best pieces, selected from some 3,200 columns. These columns offer probing commentary on the crucial issues of race, civil rights, social justice, and desegregation; some reveal examples of political and moral leadership, drawn from every corner of southern culture. Introductory essays, framing Patterson's work as journalism and literature, place it in the context of southern history and the evolution of white southern liberalism. Patterson himself contributes a new essay, reflecting on his life, work, and times. At a time when protest, violence, and confrontation defined race relations and even the South itself, Patterson's wise, sane, humorous, passionate column appeared daily on the Constitution's editorial page, urging white southerners to become "better than we are." Speaking as one who "grew up hard" in small-town Georgia, Patterson could urge change with a conviction and credibility matched by few others. With enlightened leadership and adherence to the rule of law, the sky would not fall, Patterson assured his readers. While black leaders led America toward civil rights and social justice, writers such as Patterson had the courage to appeal to the white southern conscience. Unmistakably engaged with his time and place, Patterson's columns provide a compelling day-to-day look at the civil rights era as it unfolded.

How to Write Short - Word Craft for Fast Times (Paperback): Roy Peter Clark How to Write Short - Word Craft for Fast Times (Paperback)
Roy Peter Clark
R327 R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Save R45 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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.

Journalism (Paperback): G. Stuart Adam, Roy Peter Clark Journalism (Paperback)
G. Stuart Adam, Roy Peter Clark
R2,144 Discovery Miles 21 440 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

How does an instructor integrate journalism theory and practice in ways that are meaningful to students? G. Stuart Adam and Roy Peter Clark answer this question by combining relevant and engaging readings and practical writing instruction in Journalism: The Democratic Craft. An anthology and textbook in one, this volume enhances students' critical thinking skills and overall understanding of their discipline. It begins with inspirational reflections on journalism and democracy, followed by commentary on the journalistic craft. Adam and Clark, seasoned instructors at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and elsewhere, present published works from a diversity of voices--from George Orwell, V. S. Naipaul, Susan Sontag, and John Hersey, to Seymour Hersh, David Halberstam, and Tom Wolfe. The book's content and organization are designed to strengthen students' practical skills. The authors introduce and promote the development of "The Editor's Lexicon"--terms that guide the creation of journalistic texts and direct their repair and evaluation. A language that master editors speak in their supervisory roles, this lexicon is also used by reporters when they make news judgments, gather evidence, compose stories, and interpret events. Each section features a concluding study guide and exercises that have been class-tested by the authors. These features provide for the effective use of the book by educators and students alike. Journalism: The Democratic Craft narrows the gap between the classroom and the profession, providing an all-in-one solution to the long lists of required books for advanced news writing and reporting courses.

Murder Your Darlings - And Other Gentle Writing Advice from Aristotle to Zinsser (Standard format, CD, Library Edition): Roy... Murder Your Darlings - And Other Gentle Writing Advice from Aristotle to Zinsser (Standard format, CD, Library Edition)
Roy Peter Clark; Read by Jefferson Mays
R1,841 R1,276 Discovery Miles 12 760 Save R565 (31%) Out of stock
Murder Your Darlings - And Other Gentle Writing Advice from Aristotle to Zinsser (Standard format, CD): Roy Peter Clark Murder Your Darlings - And Other Gentle Writing Advice from Aristotle to Zinsser (Standard format, CD)
Roy Peter Clark; Read by Jefferson Mays
R641 R578 Discovery Miles 5 780 Save R63 (10%) Out of stock
Journalism and Realism - Rendering American Life (Paperback): Thomas Connery Journalism and Realism - Rendering American Life (Paperback)
Thomas Connery; Foreword by Roy Peter Clark
R565 Discovery Miles 5 650 Out of stock

Both newspaper and magazine journalism in the nineteenth century fully participated in the development and emergence of American Realism in the arts, which attempted to accurately portray everyday life, especially in fiction. Magazines and newspapers provided the raw material for American Realism, but were also its early and vocal advocates. This symbiotic relationship reached its peak from 1890 to 1910, when writers who might be called the first literary journalists (or, much later, "new journalists") closed the circle by more fully adopting the fiction writer's style of attempting to "show the reader real life," as their literary progeny Tom Wolfe would put it many years later. Journalism and Realism fills a much-needed gap in the scholarship of American Realism.

The Glamour Grammar - A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English (Standard format, CD): Roy Peter Clark The Glamour Grammar - A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English (Standard format, CD)
Roy Peter Clark; Narrated by Roy Peter Clark
R505 R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 Save R103 (20%) Out of stock

Roy Peter Clark is one of the most influential writing teachers in the U.S. His book, Writing Tools, has 65,000 copies in print and his podcasts have been downloaded from iTunes over 1 million times. Now he's returning to the roots of the English language with THE GLAMOUR OF GRAMMAR. This is an enchanting and entertaining approach to essential grammar. Early in the history of English, the words "grammar" and "glamour" meant the same thing: the power to charm. Roy Peter Clark, author of "Writing Tools, "aims to put the glamour back in grammar with this fun, engaging alternative to stuffy instructionals. In this practical guide, listeners will learn everything from the different parts of speech to why effective writers prefer concrete nouns and active verbs. THE GLAMOUR OF GRAMMAR""gives""listeners all the tools they need to "live inside the language"--to take advantage of grammar to perfect their use of English, to instill meaning, and to charm through their writing. With this indispensable audio book, listeners will come to see just how glamorous grammar can be.

The Glamour of Grammar - A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English (Hardcover): Roy Peter Clark The Glamour of Grammar - A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English (Hardcover)
Roy Peter Clark
R340 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R68 (20%) Out of stock

Early in the history of English, the words "grammar" and "glamour" meant the same thing: the power to charm. Roy Peter Clark, author of Writing Tools, aims to put the glamour back in grammar with this fun, engaging alternative to stuffy instructionals. In this practical guide, readers will learn everything from the different parts of speech to why effective writers prefer concrete nouns and active verbs. THE GLAMOUR OF GRAMMAR""gives""readers all the tools they need to"live inside the language"--to take advantage of grammar to perfect their use of English, to instill meaning, and to charm through their writing. With this indispensable book, readers will come to see just how glamorous grammar can be.

Help! For Writers - 210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces (Paperback): Roy Peter Clark Help! For Writers - 210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces (Paperback)
Roy Peter Clark
R255 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R51 (20%) Out of stock

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 ten short solutions to each problem. Out of ideas? Read posters, billboards, and graffiti. Can't bear to edit yourself? Watch the deleted scenes feature of a DVD and ask yourself why those scenes were left on the cutting-room floor. HELP FOR WRITERS offers 210 invaluable strategies to guide every writer to success.

Help! For Writers - 210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces (Hardcover): Roy Peter Clark Help! For Writers - 210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces (Hardcover)
Roy Peter Clark
R390 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R78 (20%) Out of stock

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 ten short solutions to each problem. Out of ideas? Read posters, billboards, and graffiti. Can't bear to edit yourself? Watch the deleted scenes feature of a DVD, and ask yourself why those scenes were left on the cutting-room floor. HELP! FOR WRITERS offers 210 strategies to guide writers to success.

Writing Tools - 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer (Paperback, 1st Revised edition): Roy Peter Clark Writing Tools - 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer (Paperback, 1st Revised edition)
Roy Peter Clark
R685 Discovery Miles 6 850 Out of stock

One of America's most influential writing teachers offers a toolbox from which writers of all kinds can draw practical inspiration.
"Writing is a craft you can learn," says Roy Peter Clark. "You need tools, not rules." His book distills decades of experience into 50 tools that will help any writer become more fluent and effective.
WRITING TOOLS covers everything from the most basic ("Tool 5: Watch those adverbs") to the more complex ("Tool 34: Turn your notebook into a camera") and provides more than 200 examples from literature and journalism to illustrate the concepts. For students, aspiring novelists, and writers of memos, e-mails, PowerPoint presentations, and love letters, here are 50 indispensable, memorable, and "usable" tools.


"Pull out a favorite novel or short story, and read it with the guidance of Clark's ideas. . . . Readers will find new worlds in familiar places. And writers will be inspired to pick up their pens." -Boston Globe
"For all the aspiring writers out there-whether you're writing a novel or a technical report-a respected scholar pulls back the curtain on the art." -Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"This is a useful tool for writers at all levels of experience, and it's entertainingly written, with plenty of helpful examples." -Booklist

The Glamour of Grammar - A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English (Paperback): Roy Peter Clark The Glamour of Grammar - A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English (Paperback)
Roy Peter Clark
R255 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R51 (20%) Out of stock

Early in the history of English, the words "grammar" and "glamour" meant the same thing: the power to charm. Roy Peter Clark, author of Writing Tools and the forthcoming Help! For Writers, aims to put the glamour back in grammar with this fun, engaging alternative to stuffy instructionals. Now in paperback, this widely praised practical guide demonstrates everything from the different parts of speech to why effective writers prefer concrete nouns and active verbs. Above all, Clark teaches readers how to master grammar to perfect their use of English, to instill meaning, and to charm through their writing.
In a world where we comminucate more and more through emails and text messages, how you use language matters--even in 140 characters. The Glamour of Grammar prepares readers to captivate with every word.

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