Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

by Roy Peter Clark

Rhys first found writing coach Roy Peter Clark via his iTunes podcasts (a million downloads and counting). In each podcast, Clark dishes up a morsel of great writing advice in a deliciously nerdy register (we like to picture him in a lab coat and kipper tie). He’s collected and adapted the podcasts in this anthology. The book’s packed with wit, wisdom and, above all, some sensational examples to support Clark’s points. His best chapter, which advises budding writers to climb up and down the ladder of abstraction, memorably quotes John Updike: “We live in an age of gratuitous inventions and negative improvements. Consider the beer can.”