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- The Powerful Effects of Short Writing
- Originally Broadcast On:
- April 26, 2012
- Time Estimate:
- One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.
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Since the beginning of writing, short texts have played a crucial rule in literary culture, including journalism.
From the Old Testament to Twitter, short texts have been used again and again for societies’ most important purposes.
This Webinar will reveal some standard, and some surprising uses of short writing that will help you identify when to to write short.
This Webinar goes hand-in-hand with How to Write Short and Well on March 1, 2012, in which you'll learn the techniques to write short effectively.
Buy these two Webinars together and get 30 percent off. Learn more
What Will I Learn:
- How to use short writing as a way of learning, remembering, summarizing and compiling, many of the tasks that are central to good journalism
- How to use short writing as a way of drawing attention to the most important aspects of your work, across media platforms
- How to use short writing to report, tell stories, and cover events and issues in ways that will make you stand out from the crowd
Who Should Take this Course:
Anyone interested in learning the power and versatility of short writing across media platforms.
Roy Peter Clark is vice president and senior scholar at The Poynter Institute, where he has taught writing since 1979. He is the author of the book Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer and course on Poynter's NewsU The Writer's Workbench: 50 Tools You Can Use, and the book The Glamour of Grammar: A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English. His latest work includes the book Help! For Writers: 210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces, companion course on Poynter's NewsU, Help! for Writers and mobile app Help! for Writers. He is part of the one-day workshop, The Writing Process, offered through Poynter's NewsU. He also blogs and chats about writing tools on Poynter.org. You can follow him on Twitter at @RoyPeterClark.
His newest book is How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times.
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