A special 10th anniversary edition of Roy Peter Clark’s bestselling guide to writing. This new edition includes five brand new, never-before-shared tools. Accessible, entertaining, inspiring, and above all, useful for every type of writer, from high school student to novelist, Writing Tools is essential reading.

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  1. D&J Tue

    Great tools for new writers Great book to learn some tricks of the trade. With 50 tools in this bag, there are too many to keep in mind all the time. I suspect I’ll get better at it with practice. So I’ve highlighted my book and I re-read my highlights over and over to try to get these to stick. So far, my favorites are “watch the -ings” because too many of them will hurt good writing; Lose the dash – it’s for the punctuation-illiterate; use adverbs only if they change the meaning of the verb, such as “killing…

  2. debra thurston

    Wonderful Book for Both Beginning and Advanced writers I purchased this book in Kindle and immediately appreciated its well constructed format. It is easy to comprehend Clark’s intent which is to help us understand how important it is to compose our stories with words that evoke vitality and a structure that maintains story integrity. Both invite readers to better visualize the events taking place which, for me, made the reading interesting and enjoyable. I highly recommend this book for beginners struggling with form and function of composition,…

  3. L. Harris

    Must Read This book is essential reading for every beginning writer. Roy Clark provides the writer fifty tools with which to improve her craft. The chapters are short, informative, and funny and written in a style to illustrate a particular tool. He also provides brief exercises at the end of each chapter–not just writing, but cool exercises like observing people–to spur your thinking or to help increase your understanding.The passage that resonated with me was his advice to not implement…

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