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New book available in September

The latest by Roy Peter Clark: “Help! for Writers” is an owner’s manual for writers, outlining the seven steps of the writing process, and addressing the 210 most urgent problems that writers face.

Text messages show power of short writing

The narrative power of the text message was revealed dramatically in recent days as the world mourned the deaths of almost 80 Norwegians, most of them young, all victims of a single mass murderer named Anders Breivik. [Read more]

Meet me in D.C.

Details to come about how to attend my upcoming workshop for writers in Washington, in partnership with The Washington Post.

How to make complicated facts easy reading

It takes great skill to make a piece of writing simple, clear and direct. Jargon, clutter, numbers and acronyms can jumble together, undercutting meaning and frustrating even the avid reader. The antidote to the poison of complexity is a quality of writing called...