National Press Club

How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times

How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times

November 20, 2013 9:30 AM

Location: Zenger Room

Roy Peter Clark, Poynter Institute’s writing coach, will discuss the most effective techniques and strategies for making your work stand out.

Among the most influential writing teachers in America, Clark turns his attention to writing well in short forms. From posting a breaking news story on Facebook to summarizing entire news articles in 140-character tweets, reporters are being asked to do it all. In this workshop, participants will explore both the strategies and purposes of good short writing, paying special attention to the tools that work best for journalists in the digital age, where short writing is king.

Clark will be participating in the 36th annual Book Fair & Authors’ Night on Nov. 19 with his new book, “"How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times."

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Nicole Hoffman
nhoffman@press.org

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