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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (804 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Roy Peter Clark Narrator: Roy Peter Clark, Gildan Author Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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One of America’s most influential writing teachers offers a toolbox from which writers of all kinds can draw practical inspiration.

His book distills decades of experience into fifty tools that will help any writer become more fluent and effective. Writing Tools covers everything from the most basic to the more complex and provides more than two hundred 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 fifty indispensable, memorable, and usable tools.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

  • “In The Elements of Style, Professor William Strunk gaveled English usage to order and E. B. White elevated its style. Now the ebullient Roy Peter Clark sets the lyrics of the language to playful music and lets it dance. His Writing Tools fits on the same shelf as Strunk and White and lends it some streetwise fun…Americans from college student to memo-mangling CEO need this one on the desk. It’s not just a helpful handbook to sort out awkward writing. It’s a public service.”

    Eugene C. Patterson, Pulitzer Prize–winning editor and retired chairman and CEO, St. Petersburg Times

  • “What a relief to read a handbook about writing that stresses tools, not rules, that shows what you can do as a writer as opposed to what you should do…The book is beautifully carpentered, the prose equivalent of a Shaker table, which I predict will hold up to continued and hard use as the years go by and it mellows into a classic and a keeper.”

    Madeleine Blais, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author of In These Girls, Hope Is a Miracle and Uphill Walkers

  • “In this terrific book, Roy Peter Clark helps us see that what we secretly hoped is true—that any person, at any stage, can become a better writer…Every writer should have this book.”

    Diana K. Sugg, Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter, Baltimore Sun

  • “This is a useful tool for writers at all levels of experience, and it’s entertainingly written, with plenty of helpful examples.”


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sharen Sandoval | 2/19/2014

    " I love this book. It is very helpful. I love the free itunes download for this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Estelle Marchasin | 2/17/2014

    " best craft book so far "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by C.G. Fewston | 2/11/2014

    " An outstanding tool for any writer... a far superior book with its short chapters and it is extremely well-organized from fine grammar points to larger plot issues... no additional reading required to understand the tools inside this book... a strong recommend "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Will Bellais | 2/3/2014

    " An excellent book. Easy to read and ready reference when it comes to verbs, nouns, -ing words and the long sentence, such as this one. The workshop exercises are ideal and gave me the tools to examine my own writing. "

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