Last year I raved about Clark’s great writing guide. I knew it was a classic and immediately copied all the tips and made an ebook out of it. Now the tips will be a book–which will certainly be a bestseller at universities.
Frankly, I can’t imagine reading this as a college student. It contains lots of writing tricks that I had to learn the hard way. Reading it as an experienced writer, I recognize how hard it is to crystalize lessons learned from experience into abstract principles. The book is geared mainly to journalism but has widespread applicability.
Unfortunately, there’s not a good hyperlinked index to the writing tips, though Clark has started a weblog to discuss the book (not to mention a podcast). This is one of those must-read feeds for anyone interested in writing. And really, isn’t everybody?