Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

Writing Tools Essential Strategies for Every Writer One of America s most influential writing teachers offers a toolbox from which writers of all kinds can draw practical inspiration Writing is a craft you can learn says Roy Peter Clark You need tools

  • Title: Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer
  • Author: Roy Peter Clark
  • ISBN: 9780316014984
  • Page: 301
  • Format: Hardcover
  • One of America s most influential writing teachers offers a toolbox from which writers of all kinds can draw practical inspiration Writing is a craft you can learn, says Roy Peter Clark You need tools, not rules His book distills decades of experience into 50 tools that will help any writer become fluent and effective WRITING TOOLS covers everything from the moOne of America s most influential writing teachers offers a toolbox from which writers of all kinds can draw practical inspiration Writing is a craft you can learn, says Roy Peter Clark You need tools, not rules His book distills decades of experience into 50 tools that will help any writer become fluent and effective WRITING TOOLS covers everything from the most basic Tool 5 Watch those adverbs to the complex Tool 34 Turn your notebook into a camera and provides than 200 examples from literature and journalism to illustrate the concepts For students, aspiring novelists, and writers of memos, e mails, PowerPoint presentations, and love letters, here are 50 indispensable, memorable, and usable tools Pull out a favorite novel or short story, and read it with the guidance of Clark s ideas Readers will find new worlds in familiar places And writers will be inspired to pick up their pens Boston Globe For all the aspiring writers out there whether you re writing a novel or a technical report a respected scholar pulls back the curtain on the art Atlanta Journal Constitution This is a useful tool for writers at all levels of experience, and it s entertainingly written, with plenty of helpful examples Booklist

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    1. Roy Peter Clark

      By many accounts, Roy Peter Clark is America s writing coach, a teacher devoted to creating a nation of writers A Google search on his name reveals an astonishing web of influence, not just in the United States, but also around the world His work has erased many boundaries A Ph.D in medieval literature, he is widely considered one of the most influential writing teachers in the rough and tumble world of newspaper journalism With a deep background in traditional media, his work has illuminated, on the Internet, the discussion of writing He has gained fame by teaching writing to children, and he has nurtured Pulitzer Prize winning writers such as Thomas French and Diana Sugg He is a teacher who writes, and a writer who teaches That combination gives his most recent book, Writing Tools, a special credibility.More credibility comes from Clark s long service at The Poynter Institute Clark has worked full time at Poynter since 1979 as director of the writing center, dean of the faculty, senior scholar and vice president.Clark was born in 1948 on the Lower East Side of New York City and raised on Long Island, where he attended Catholic schools He graduated from Providence College in Rhode Island with a degree in English and earned a Ph.D from the State University of New York at Stony Brook In 1977 Clark was hired by the St Petersburg Times to become one of America s first writing coaches He worked with the American Society of Newspaper Editors to improve newspaper writing nationwide Because of his work with ASNE, Clark was elected as a distinguished service member, a rare honor for a journalist who has never edited a newspaper.Clark is the author or editor of 14 books on journalism and writing These include Free to Write A Journalist Teaches Young Writers Coaching Writers Editors and Reporters Working Together Across Media Platforms America s Best Newspaper Writing The Values and Craft of American Journalism The Changing South of Gene Patterson Journalism and Civil Rights, 1960 1968 and, most recently, Writing Tools 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer.

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    1. لهذا الكتاب أهمية خاصة. فبعد صدور "لماذا نكتب" و"الزن في فن الكتابة"، صرنا أكثر مقدرة على الحديث عن الكتابة بصفتها صنعة، ومناقشة أدواتها بصفتها احتمالات متاحة أمام الكاتب، ينبغي عليه أن يختار منها ما يتوافق مع نصّه وفق شروطه الفنية. أعتقد بأن الكتب العربية التي تتناول هذا الم [...]


    2. Before Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer became an actual book, the tools were a series of blog posts Roy Peter Clark wrote over at Poynter. The version I've read were those original 50 blog posts collected in PDF form. You can find all the original collected posts here and if you want to you can download the PDF from my Dropbox folder here. From what you can see on the actual book's table of contents there are some differences from the the names of the tools and how it's d [...]


    3. ‏‏كتاب جيّد، مفيد إذا ما فهم كأدوات لا كقواعد وقوانين. ‏يستحقّ هذا الكتاب أن يُعرّب لا أن يترجم! وأقصد بذلك أن يتمّ إعادة إنتاجه من قبل أحد ‏الكتاب "الإبداعيين" بأمثلةٍ عربية. لأنّها ستكون أبلغ في أثرها، وأوضح في بيانها. ‏استفدتُ منه بضعة أفكار عملية، وأظنّ أنّ غيري سيجد في [...]


    4. This was a very fine book on writing. Some really shrewd wisdom in this thing. One of my favorites is this: Choose words the average writer avoids but the average reader understands. Rarely used words are not the same thing as unknown words.


    5. I am an international student who had never been surrounded by native English speakers until the age of 22. I ended up studying humanities in an American phd program. Imagine how stressful writing is for someone like me. I have been struggling to acquire the instinct and intuition you guys have when you judge "good" and "bad" writings. This book is helping me a lot understand, step by step, what constitutes good English sentences, paragraphs and chapters. The examples are brilliant. They not onl [...]


    6. Highly recommend for anyone who wants inspiration & splendidly helpful tools for polishing your writing! It even has sections for dealing with that nagging critic in our heads and how to handle negative criticism from others. "The receptive writer must convert debate into conversation. A debate ends with a winner and a loser. A conversation can conclude with both sides learning, and a promise of more good talk to come."


    7. الحقيقه بتحمس للكتب الصادرة عن تكوينلانها بطريقه ما مُنتقاه أو في نوع من الفائدة ولو كانت مجرد تسليط الضوء على نقاط ما ممكن أكون عرفتها قبل كده.ابالنسبه للكتاب ده - أول جزء شعرت انه محتاج تركييز - في الأجزاء الأخرى دونت بعض الملاحظاتواحتفظت بها عندي. فكامل الامتنان


    8. آخر ما كتبه كلارك في كتابه هذا "حظاً سعيداً ، و استمر في الكتابة" بعدها ستشعر بمصافحة يده ثم يبتعد عنك تاركاً عدّة الأدوات في يدك


    9. كتاب ممتاز لتتعرف على بعض الاستراتيجيات المساعدة في الكتابة أو لتتذكر تلك التي تعرفها. ولكن أي علم تتلقاه بدون تمرين سيبقى حبيس عقلك أنصحكم بالممارسة مع كل استراتيجية كتابة جديدة تتعلمونها.


    10. What is the book about? "Think of writing as carpentry, and consider this book your toolbox. You can borrow a writing tool at any time"Cool. How should I use these tools? "Do not try to apply these tools all at once"What's the best tool of them all?"The most powerful tool on your workbench is oral reading"So these tools will make me sound smarter?"The writer cannot make something clear until the difficult subject is clear in the writer's head. Then, and only then, does she reach into the writer' [...]


    11. Clark's book is about more about style than content or correctness. And the 50 strategies are so practical, readable, entertaining, and genuinely helpful that writing with “style” becomes just as substantial and reachable a goal as writing good content with correctness.That's fantastic. The book gets the fifth star, though, for its outstanding structure/organization. Clark has built this book like a fractal image: Its pattern and value is the same from far as from near, and it’ll make you [...]


    12. An outstanding book for anyone who writes or wants to be a writer. I attended two seminars put on by the author at the Tucson Festival of Books, and new immediately I had to have this book.It's broken down into four partsNuts and Bolts; Special Effects; Blueprints; and Useful Habits. From the 4 subtitles, you can see it goes beyond just good grammar and proper usage. It is designed to not only help your writing, but improve your writing habits and give you new ways to think about your writing.I [...]


    13. الكتاب قيم جدا ، يحوي عصارة التجربة الأدبية لمؤلفه روي بيتر كلارك، نلاحظ فيه الطريقة العلمية المنظمة، التي يدرس فيها مؤلفو الغرب كتبهم دراسة مجهرية دقيقة وكأنها تجرية علمية تحتاج لبيئة ومخبر ومحاولات، وهذا مايميزهم ويميز أعمالهم ، يدرسونها منطقيا ومشاعريا وواقعيا، تنبع أ [...]


    14. "أدوات الكتابة" لمجموعة من المترجمين العرب، جاء هذا الكتاب مخالفا لتوقعاتي وفاقدا لروح الترجمة، قد يكون السبب كثرة الإقتباسات المنقولة والمترجمين كذلك.إذا كان الهدف معرفة استراتيجيات هؤلاء الكُتّاب فلابأس من الإستفادة والتزود بالمهارات الكتابية، أما أن نُطبقها ككتاب عرب [...]


    15. The book does what its title suggests, meticulously presents all the tactics that are often used by professional and savvy writers. With a succinct and informative table of contents, this book can serve as a dictionary of writing, readers can locate what tactics they are interested in, explore it without reading the book cover to cover ( although the book is good enough for you to do so). Introducing from the basic knowledge of sentence structure to the board field of writers' habits, the author [...]


    16. This book is essential reading for every beginning writer. Roy Clark provides the writer fifty tools with which to improve her craft. The chapters are short, informative, and funny and written in a style to illustrate a particular tool. He also provides brief exercises at the end of each chapter—not just writing, but cool exercises like observing people—to spur your thinking or to help increase your understanding. The passage that resonated with me was his advice to not implement everything [...]



    17. Every so often in life you come across something that makes you pause and think, "Okay, this is really something. This is how it's done." Sometimes it's a movie, like The Matrix with all it's dazzling special effects, stylish art, and mysterious story. Sometimes it's a new technique like the Fosbury Flop at the 1968 Olympics, stealing the show and changing how everyone does the high jump from then on. Sometimes it's whatever you call it when you release a seminal rock album like Sgt. Pepper's an [...]


    18. Das beste Buch zum Thema Schreiben, das ich bisher gelesen habe. (Gut, viel mehr als fünf waren es bisher auch nicht.)Statt mit starren Regeln voranzumarschieren, öffnet Clark seine Werkzeugkiste. Er beginnt mit dem scheinbar Einfachsten, zum Beispiel Wort-Reihenfolge oder das Verhältnis von Aktiv- und Passivkonstruktionen. Clark zeigt, wie Aufzählungen funktionieren und wann sie nicht funktionieren. Er zeigt, was passiert, wenn man diese Regeln aus Unvermögen bricht und vor allem, wie man [...]


    19. توی کتاب هایی که تا حالا در مورد نوشتن خوندم، این بهترین بوده. کتاب به چهار بخش تقسیم شده: نکات ریز، جلوه های ویژه، طرح ها و عادات خوب نویسندگی.توی بخش اول یاد می ده چطور جمله بندی کنیم تا تاثیر دلخواه رو از نوشته خودمون به دست بیاریم. چطور تعلیق ایجاد کنیم. چطور جمله رو قوی تر و ص [...]


    20. I love to read, and I love to write. I especially love to read about writing.On my way back from a hockey game in Wilkes-Barre one night, I stopped for gas. On top of the gas pump I was using, sat this book. It was in rough shape - wet, discolored, etc. If it had been a book about anything else, I leave it right where it was. But since it was about writing, I took it home.And I'm glad I did.This book is on par with Strunk & White, "On Writing", and "Bird by Bird", as far as instructional wri [...]


    21. I saw Roy Peter Clark speak at Teachers College last year during a professional development day focused on helping my students advance as writers. Although I walked away with a lot of fantastic ideas for my classroom, I was equally inspired as a writer myself to "raise the level" of my own writing. His book, Writing Tools, is fantastic and I would recommend it for any writer, but particularly for those in the midst of revision. It feels a little silly to put it on my "read" shelf, as I will cont [...]


    22. How is this not required reading for all writers? All students? All teachers of writing? LOVED IT. Stealing so many this yeard the best part is you barely have to think of how you'll take his fantastic structure in each chapter and mold it into a mini-lesson pronto -- or keep right alongside you for writing conferences. STELLAR. Still hoping to run into him each summer we're in St. Pete.


    23. كتاب لطيف جدًا. يعتقد الكاتب بأن الكتابة الجيدة عبارة عن مهارة، يمكن أن تكتسب بالممارسة، وبهذا وضع الأدوات الخاصة بذلك. ولا أعرف إن كانت هذه الأدوات حقيقة بخلق كاتب جيد أم مجرد كاتب وحسب.


    24. 3.5 - good reminders and solid writing, but I knew most of it already and a lot of it addresses more nonfiction rather than stories.


    25. This book was everything I hoped it would be. 50 tools for writers ranging from sentence structure techniques to research and preparation for the big book.I felt like I became a better writer by the time I reached the 20th tool, which is a testament to how useful these strategies are. There were a few lessons I was able to apply right away, others that took some thought and gestation, and still others that were lost in the wealth of information. I'll be reading this one again, I'm sure.So if you [...]


    26. بنظري أي كاتب يعرف الأدوات المناسبة للكتابة الجيدة من استخدام افعال او عبارات طويلة أو علامات ترقيم وغيره، كما لم يتوفر في الكتاب أي أداة باهرة أو غير معروفة عما يستخدمه أي ممارس للكتابة، قد يجد من لم يكتب أو من لديه محاولات مبدأية في الكتابة ضالته في هذا الكتاب، توقعت الكتا [...]


    27. أعتقد بأن الكتاب لا ينفع من يريد الكتابة باللغة العربية، الترجمة أفقدت الكثير من المعلومات قيمتها لأن الكتابة ترتبط ارتباط وثيق باللغة التي ستكتب فيها لذا أرى أن الكاتب العربي يحتاج إلى دروس في اللغة العربية وأمثلة من روايات وكتب الكتاب العرب العريقين



    28. Brief chapters, encouraging instruction, and practical suggestions. Well worth the time of any aspiring (or improving) writer.


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