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The Resource How to write short : word craft for fast times, by Roy Peter Clark

How to write short : word craft for fast times, by Roy Peter Clark

Label
How to write short : word craft for fast times
Title
How to write short
Title remainder
word craft for fast times
Statement of responsibility
by Roy Peter Clark
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clark, Roy Peter
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • Report writing
Label
How to write short : word craft for fast times, by Roy Peter Clark
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
When words are worth a thousand pictures -- How to write short. Collect short writing ; Study short writing wherever it finds you ; Read for focus ; Practice reading at a glance ; Follow the work of short writers ; Write in the margins ; Embrace the lyric ; No dumping ; Tape the power of two ; Learn to balance ; Give weight to one side ; Change your pace ; Hit your target ; Count to three ; Inject the juice of parallels ; Tweak the predictable ; Vary hard and soft words ; Cut it short ; Add by contraction ; Excerpt-- but in context ; Surprise with brevity -- How to write short with a purpose. Enshrine ; Crack wise ; Sound wise ; Sell ; Entice ; Surprise with content ; Reframe messages as dialogue ; Marry words with picture ; Summarize and define ; List ; Report and narrate ; Title ; Protect against the misuses of short writing -- A few final words-- 441 to be exact
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 264 p.
Isbn
9780316204354
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012039692
System control number
  • (OCoLC)814301789
  • (OCoLC)ocn814301789
  • 604119
  • 927303
Label
How to write short : word craft for fast times, by Roy Peter Clark
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
When words are worth a thousand pictures -- How to write short. Collect short writing ; Study short writing wherever it finds you ; Read for focus ; Practice reading at a glance ; Follow the work of short writers ; Write in the margins ; Embrace the lyric ; No dumping ; Tape the power of two ; Learn to balance ; Give weight to one side ; Change your pace ; Hit your target ; Count to three ; Inject the juice of parallels ; Tweak the predictable ; Vary hard and soft words ; Cut it short ; Add by contraction ; Excerpt-- but in context ; Surprise with brevity -- How to write short with a purpose. Enshrine ; Crack wise ; Sound wise ; Sell ; Entice ; Surprise with content ; Reframe messages as dialogue ; Marry words with picture ; Summarize and define ; List ; Report and narrate ; Title ; Protect against the misuses of short writing -- A few final words-- 441 to be exact
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 264 p.
Isbn
9780316204354
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012039692
System control number
  • (OCoLC)814301789
  • (OCoLC)ocn814301789
  • 604119
  • 927303

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