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

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ISBN-10: 0316126713

ISBN-13: 9780316126717

Edition: 2011

Authors: Roy Peter Clark

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List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 9/21/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

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…    

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 cliches
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
Favorite Writing Books
Acknowledgments
Index