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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780316204323

Price: £12.99

ON SALE: 28th August 2014

Genre: Reference, Information & Interdisciplinary Subjects

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In HOW TO WRITER SHORT,Roy Peter Clark turns his attention to the art of painting a thousand pictures with just a few words. Short forms of writing have always existed – from ship logs and telegrams to prayers and haikus. But in this ever-changing internet age short-form writing has become an essential skill. Clark covers how to write effective and powerful titles, headlines, essays, sales pitches, Tweets, letters, and even self-descriptions for online dating services. With examples from the long tradition of short-form writing in Western culture, HOW TO WRITE SHORT guides writers to crafting brilliant prose, even in 140 characters.