Win Help! for Writers

Roy Peter Clark is vice president and senior scholar at The Poynter Institute, a highly prestigious school for journalists.   He has taught writing at every level – from schoolchildren to college students and Pulitzer Prize winners.   A writer who teaches and a teacher who writes, he has authored or edited fifteen books about writing, including Writing Tools and The Glamour of Grammar.  

In Help! for Writers: 210 Soutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces (released today), Clark presents an “owner’s manaul” for writers, outlining the seven steps of the writing process, while addressing the 21 most urgent problems that writers face.   In his engaging and entertaining style, Clark offers ten short solutions to each problem.   Out of ideas?   Read posters, billboards, and even grafitti.   Can’t bear to edit yourself?   Watch the deleted scenes of a film DVD, and ask yourself why these scenes were justifiably left on the cutting-room floor.  

Help! for Writers offers writers, new and old, young and experienced, 210 strategies for success!   Would you like to win a copy?   Thanks to the publisher (Little, Brown and Company), we’re giving 5 (five) copies away.   In order to enter this book giveaway contest, just post a comment below with your name and e-mail address, or send an e-mail message with this information to .  (E-mail addresses will only be used to contact the winners.)   This will count as a first entry.

For a second entry, tell us exactly why you think this guidebook would be useful to you.   Is it because of the type of writing that you do?   Are you stuck in writing a novel or an article, etc.?   Let us know!  

In one way or another, we’re all writers, so this should be a useful addition to almost anyone’s library.

In order to enter this book contest, you must live in the continental U.S. or in Canada, and be able to provide a residential mailing address if you’re selected as a winner.   Books will not be shipped to a P. O. box or to a business-related address.   You have until 12:00 Midnight PST on Saturday, November 15, 2011 to submit your entry or entries, so don’t delay!

We reserve the right to change the contest rules, or submission deadline, at any point, so it’s best to enter early…   We may choose the winners at random, or simply select five early entrants; you never know.   This is it for the “complex” contest rules.   

Good luck and good reading!  



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6 responses to “Win Help! for Writers

  1. I think a book like this would be useful to any writer. If not in the present moment, at some point in the future. Even when we’re in a good writing period unexpected things can happen to distract us from our tasks. Following a structure and having solutions at hand can minimize down time.

  2. Joseph, I’m leaving a comment on the Help! For Writer’s book content. These types of books You’re forced to play with the creation process, and playing at creation invariably leads to creation. I’ve often thought that god loved creating the heavens and the earth and humanity and all the animals because it was fun for him/her. And, as of now, I’ve just finished a book, and ‘god’ (with a small ‘g’) is now shopping around for a new idea to play with.
    Just in case you don’t have my email handy, it’s

  3. From Mari Barnes:
    I’ve been on the last 10,000 words of this novel’s first draft for about 2 months. If anyone could use writing help, I could! Thanks,
    mbfturtle at gmail dot com

  4. Please enter me.

    I think a book like this can be helpful to any writer, regardless of their genre or profession. As an attorney, I write professionally and am confident in my ability to successfully craft a persuasive, winning brief. However, it is good to continue learning, hear new ides, get fresh inspiration.

  5. ellie

    This great resource would be helpful in my quest for a new career. Learning from this book would be excellent.

  6. ellie

    thanks for this invaluable giveaway.

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