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Reading scholar Louise Rosenblatt described a distinction I adapted to journalism: that reports were crafted to convey information — pointing you there. Stories were about vicarious experience, a form of transportation — putting you there.

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How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times by Roy Peter Clark

“I would have written a shorter letter, but I didn’t have the time.” This quote and similar variations have been credited to Pascal, John Locke, Benjamin Franklin and Henry David Thoreau, among others. 677 more words

Book Review

Another book read, another set of shiny pencils to toss into the toolbox.   Writing Tools, written by Roy Peter Clark, is a book I would highly recommend.  

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Happy trails to Roy Peter Clark, my coach and friend

Roy Peter Clark is retiring from Poynter.

Part of me wants to congratulate Roy and wish him well. Part of me wants to tell him he can’t leave us. 345 more words


READ: A Review on Writing Tools by Roy Peter Clark

Writing Tools is generally an organized classic guidebook of four parts: “Nuts and Bolts,” “Special Effects,” Blueprints for Stories,” and “Useful Habits.” filled with compilation of 50 essential strategies, examples, and activities for better writing which best applies to journalism and literature. 672 more words


Read about Roy Peter Clark's writing process

In class today I will discuss the writing process and how three of the best writing coaches in journalism have broken it down. I encourage reading… 10 more words

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Become a Better Writer by Reading these 5 Books

It’s a generally agreed upon fact that readers make better writers. You don’t have to be a voracious reader to be a great writer, but it’s definitely recommended. 455 more words