Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Help! For Writers by Roy Clark Q & A and GIVEAWAY!

About the book: The craft of writing offers countless potential problems: The story is too long; the story's too short; revising presents a huge hurdle; writer's block is rearing its ugly head.

In HELP! FOR WRITERS, Roy Peter Clark presents an "owner's manual" for writers, outlining the seven steps of the writing process, and addressing the 21 most urgent problems that writers face. In his trademark engaging and entertaining style, Clark offers ten short solutions to each problem. Out of ideas? Read posters, billboards, and graffiti. Can't bear to edit yourself? Watch the deleted scenes feature of a DVD, and ask yourself why those scenes were left on the cutting-room floor. HELP! FOR WRITERS offers 210 strategies to guide writers to success.

About the author: Roy Peter Clark, a Ph.D. in medieval literature, is Vice President and Senior Scholar of the world-renowned Poynter Institute. The author or editor of 14 professional books, he is founding director of the National Writer's Workshops, regional conferences that attract 5,000 writers annually. His 50 tools, published in abbreviated form on the Poynter Website (www.poynter.org), have already gained foothold worldwide.

For a chance to win your very own copy, fill out the form below. Three winners will be selected on October 1st.

Your first writing assignment will be due on October 2nd.
(Just kidding.)


Rebecca (RivkaBelle) said...

This sounds like a great resource - and probably one that's more "fun" to read than some of the "how to" books available on writing :o)

Kim said...

I've been lucky enough to have two out of three submissions published. I started two more short stories, but lost my muse. I don't know if one is worthy of a novel, or whether it should be a short story. The other one? I just seemed to run out of motivation (I'm gonna blame it on the Nazi president of my writing group - she sucks the joy out of the air).

This book could be a great resource for me.