Help! for Writers 210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces

ISBN-10: 0316126705
ISBN-13: 9780316126700
Edition: 2013
Authors: Roy Peter Clark
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 1/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594

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.

Roy Peter Clark was born in 1948 in New York City and raised on Long Island. He graduated from Providence College in Rhode Island with a degree in English and earned a PhD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He was hired by St. Petersburg Times in 1977 to become a writing coach. He worked with the American Society of Newspaper Editors to improve newspaper writing nationwide. He was soon elected a distinguished service member which was a rare honor for a journalist who has never edited a newspaper. He has nurtured Pulitzer Prize winning writers such as Thomas French and Diana Sugg. He has worked full-time at The Poynter Institute starting in 1979 as director of the writing center, dean of the faculty, senior scholar and vice president. He has authored or edited several books on journalism and writing such as: Free to Write: A Journalist Teaches Young Writers; Coaching Writers: Editors and Reporters Working Together Across Media Platforms and Glamour of Grammar.

Introduction: The Seven Steps of the Writing Process
How to Get Help!
Getting Started
I can't think of anything to write
I hate writing assignments and other people's ideas
I have trouble doing all the research
Getting Your Act Together
My work habits are so disorganized
I can never find what I need when I need it
I have too much material to handle
Finding Focus
I don't know what my story is really about
I struggle with the beginning
I have problems selecting my best stuff
Looking for Language
My vocabulary is so limited
My early drafts are littered with clich�s
My words don't make things clear
Building a Draft
I am totally blocked
I can't stop procrastinating
I have trouble working from a plan
Assessing Your Progress
I'm slow and miss my deadlines
My middles sag
It never ends well
Making It Better
I don't know what to revise and run out of time
My work is way too long
I resent criticism and editing
Keeping the Faith
25 Favorite Writing Books
Acknowledgments
Index
Excerpt from Writing Tools

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