"How to Write Short"
Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Roy Peter Clark teaches writing at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is the author of many books on language and writing, including "Writing Tools" and his most recent, "How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times." The craft of short writing precedes the creation of Twitter and Facebook by about 3,000 years. Writers have always expressed their most important ideas in the shortest texts. Among the topics covered in this workshop:
*How to order words for emphasis.
*How to energize your verbs.
*How to figure out what to cut.
*How to tell stories in 140 characters.
*How revision works when texts are short.
*How to write in a variety of lengths.
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National Press Club Journalism Institute
The mission of the non-profit National Press Club Journalism Institute is to train communications professionals in a changing media environment, provide scholarships to the next generation of journalists, recognize excellence in journalism, house the records of the history of journalism in the nation’s capital and promote a free press, the cornerstone of a free society.
Located in the Eric Friedheim Library of the prestigious National Press Club in downtown Washington, D.C., the Institute is the premier research, reference and education venue for journalists, historians, academics and students in the nation’s capital.