Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

by Roy Peter Clark Author

The 55 exhortations in this volume are "tools, not rules," the author reminds us, urging us to explore and practice them one at a time as we develop our writerly skills. Each tool contains a concise description, examples, and prompts and activities for practicing it. Flip through and choose the ones you know you need to practice, or spend a week practicing each one, alone or with your writing group, for a year. The tools are as specific and grammatical as Tool 1: "Begin sentences with subjects and verbs" and bigger picture, like Tool 8's "Establish a pattern, then give it a twist." Beginners have much to learn here, and expert writers will find rich opportunities to hone their craft. Writers of any genre or purpose can benefit. This classic and beloved writing guide is now updated for its tenth anniversary with five new tools.