Murder Your Darlings: And Other Gentle Writing Advice from Aristotle to Zinsser

Author:   Roy Peter Clark
Publisher:   Little, Brown & Company
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9780316481878


Pages:   352
Publication Date:   28 January 2021
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Roy Peter Clark
Publisher:   Little, Brown & Company
Imprint:   Little, Brown & Company
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 2.60cm , Length: 20.80cm
Weight:   0.340kg
ISBN:  

9780316481878


ISBN 10:   0316481874
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   28 January 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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With his latest work, Murder Your Darlings, Roy Peter Clark once again proves he is America's writing coach. Having compiled, dissected, and analyzed the best writing tips from the best books on writing, Clark has done all lovers of the written word a tremendous favor. Murder Your Darlings is sure to become the go-to source, not only for writing tips but also for Clark's unique insight and practical instruction. A terrific addition to any bookshelf. --Lori Roy, two-time Edgar award-winning author of Gone Too Long What emerges is an all-encompassing guide to a life spent with words...Reading Clark is like sitting in on a conversational master class. Writer-readers will clamor for more. --Courtney Eathorne, Booklist This book is magic. Open any page of Murder Your Darlings and dive in. You'll quickly find yourself pulled into Roy Peter Clark's folksy and gentle voice, and his distillation of the wisdom of more than 50 writing books. Through this appreciation, he opens the door to writing books ancient and modern, and to scores of inspiring strategies and tools. He zeroes in on the craft, but also the soul of writing -- our voice and identity as writers, as well as our mission and purpose. Along the way, 'America's Writing Coach' encourages us with his greatest lesson -- that we can all get better, every day. I am in love with Murder Your Darlings. This is the book I want to give to every writer. --Diana K. Sugg, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and Writing Coach and Enterprise Editor at The Bal I met Roy Peter Clark over forty years ago, when the Pulitzer-winning editor of the St. Petersburg Times, Eugene C. Patterson, himself an elegant stylist, hired Roy as one of the first writing coaches in a large American newsroom. Roy not only improved the literary quality of an already fluent newspaper, he helped invent the profession of journalistic coaching. Murder Your Darlings sums up the best wisdom of a discipline in which Roy was a pioneer and remains a star. --Howell Raines, author of Fly Fishing Through the Midlife Crisis A party-popper of inspiration. --Mignon Fogarty, author of Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing


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Roy Peter Clark is senior scholar at the Poynter Institute, one of the most prestigious schools for journalists in the world. He has taught writing at every level -- from schoolchildren to Pulitzer Prize-winning authors -- for more than forty years.A writer who teaches and a teacher who writes, he has authored or edited nineteen books on writing and journalism, including The Art of X-Ray Reading, How to Write Short, Writing Tools, The Glamour of Grammar, and Help! for Writers. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he is considered a garage-band legend.

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