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 Josephsreviews@gmail.com . (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!