Roy Peter Clark





Roy Peter Clark


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in New York City, NY, The United States
January 01, 1948

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By many accounts, Roy Peter Clark is America’s writing coach, a teacher devoted to creating a nation of writers. A Google search on his name reveals an astonishing web of influence, not just in the United States, but also around the world. His work has erased many boundaries. A Ph.D. in medieval literature, he is widely considered one of the most influential writing teachers in the rough-and-tumble world of newspaper journalism. With a deep background in traditional media, his work has illuminated, on the Internet, the discussion of writing. He has gained fame by teaching writing to children, and he has nurtured Pulitzer Prize-winning writers such as Thomas French and Diana Sugg. He is a teacher who writes, and a writer who teaches. That co ...more

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Writing Tools: 50 Essential...

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The Glamour of Grammar: A G...

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How to Write Short: Word Cr...

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The Art of X-Ray Reading

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Help! For Writers: 210 Solu...

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Coaching Writers

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“The bridge between the words glamour and grammar is magic. According to the OED, glamour evolved through an ancient association between learning and enchantment.”
Roy Peter Clark, The Glamour of Grammar: A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English

“Everyone should read, we say, but we act as if only those with special talent should write.”
Roy Peter Clark, Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

“If a period is a stop sign, then what kind of traffic flow is created by other marks? The comma is a speed bump; the semicolon is what a driver education teacher calls a “rolling stop”; the parenthetical expression is a detour; the colon is a flashing yellow light that announces something important up ahead; the dash is a tree branch in the road.”
Roy Peter Clark, Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

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