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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“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

“All of us possess a reading vocabulary as big as a lake but draw from a writing vocabulary as small as a pond. The good news is that the acts of searching and gathering always expand the number of usable words.”
Roy Peter Clark, Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

“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

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