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Craft Book Spotlight: 8 new books for writers to add to their shelves

 

Murder Your Darlings: And Other Gentle Writing Advice from Aristotle to Zinsser

By Roy Peter Clark

Poynter Institute senior scholar Roy Peter Clark (How to Write Short, The Glamour of Grammar, The Art of X-Ray Reading, etc.) returns to the how-to world of writing with a compilation of his favorite writing advice, almost like a greatest-hits album for wordsmiths. More than 50 of Clark’s favorite books on writing are included, covering subjects ranging from language and craft to rhetoric and audience. Kirkus Reviews calls it “a jam-packed book of advice for would-be writers.”

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