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Roy Peter Clark, one of the most influential writing teachers in the U.S., offers 210 solutions to the biggest problems writers face.

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Roy Peter Clark is vice president and senior scholar at The Poynter Institute, one of the most prestigious schools for journalists in the world. He has taught writing at every level - from schoolchildren Pulitzer Prize winners - for more than thirty years, and has spoken about the writer's craft on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and NPR and at news organizations from the New York Times to The Sowetan in South Africa. A writer who teaches and a teacher who writes, he has authored or edited fifteen books about writing and journalism, including WRITING TOOLS and THE GLAMOUR OF GRAMMAR. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida

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Praise for The Glamour of Grammar

"A grammar manual for the 21st century--a little more earthy, a little more relaxed. A welcome addition to the bookshelf of anyone who cares about language." "Ammon Shea, "New York Times Book Review"""
Praise for The Glamour of Grammar
"A grammar manual for the 21st century--a little more earthy, a little more relaxed. A welcome addition to the bookshelf of anyone who cares about language." "Ammon Shea, "New York Times Book Review"""
"A fine common-sense guide to the proper use of language."--Barbara Fisher, Boston Globe
"An engaging and witty exploration of the shifting rules of English grammar...Clark shows breathtaking knowledge of how language is used in the real world and a passionate commitment to helping writers make good choices."--Chuck Leddy, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"[Roy Peter] Clark takes readers through a well-paced presentation...he conveys the magic that is to be found in English, in its ever active evolution."--Margaret Heilbrun, Library Journal
"A wealth of practical advice delivered with a welcome side of gentle reassurance, Roy Peter Clark's Help! For Writers breaks the writing process down into seven steps, spotlighting 21 problems that befall writers along the way and addressing them with 210 solutions. No matter where you get stuck, dip into this book and you'll find tips and tricks to get yourself moving again -- all accompanied by the humor, wit and cheerful sympathy that have made Clark one of the country's most beloved and effective writing teachers."--Jason Fry, blogger, Reinventing the Newsroom
Praise for The Glamour of Grammar

"A grammar manual for the 21st century--a little more earthy, a little more relaxed. A welcome addition to the bookshelf of anyone who cares about language."--Ammon Shea, New York Times Book Review
"A streamlined, accessible, witty book...[Clark] is a coach rather than a scold, encouraging readers to 'live inside the language.'"--Colette Bancroft, St. Petersburg Times
"Who knew that a discussion of grammar could induce laughter? This is an eminently readable, extremely enjoyable guide that readers will find highly useful on their path to development, not just as writers, but as readers."--Publishers Weekly

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