50 episodes

The Poynter Institute's Roy Peter Clark provides tools for your writing toolbox. Clark is the author of the book Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer. Poynter's podcasts are sponsored by The City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.

Roy's Writing Tools Poynter Institute

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    • 3.8, 143 Ratings

The Poynter Institute's Roy Peter Clark provides tools for your writing toolbox. Clark is the author of the book Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer. Poynter's podcasts are sponsored by The City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.

    Roy's Writing Tool #1: Begin Sentences with Subjects and Verbs

    Roy's Writing Tool #1: Begin Sentences with Subjects and Verbs

    • 1 min
    Roy's Writing Tool #2: Order Words for Emphasis

    Roy's Writing Tool #2: Order Words for Emphasis

    • 1 min
    Roy's Writing Tool #3: Activate Your Verbs

    Roy's Writing Tool #3: Activate Your Verbs

    • 1 min
    Roy's Writing Tool #4: Be Passive Aggressive

    Roy's Writing Tool #4: Be Passive Aggressive

    • 1 min
    Roy's Writing Tool #5: Watch Those Adverbs

    Roy's Writing Tool #5: Watch Those Adverbs

    • 1 min
    Roy's Writing Tool #6: Take It Easy on the "-ings"

    Roy's Writing Tool #6: Take It Easy on the "-ings"

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
143 Ratings

143 Ratings

SongDuck™ ,

A lot of good advice

This course breaks down writing into 50 basic concepts. Although the course is intended mainly for journalism, I found a number of excellent, concrete tools that I can easily apply to the craft of songwriting. Having 50 short sections was very convenient. When I had 5 minutes to spare, I listened to another section.

Kudos to iTunes for providing these courses. This was my first and I am now going to find another of interest.

Kc 1 5 ,

If you are a writer like me than you need this course

The short well written lessons are very informative.

colorwheel ,

Thank you!

I listened to all fifty of these iTunes U podcasts in one sitting. It was that good! Each episode is concise and without fluff. Overall, I learned a great deal more about the craft of writing than I had known before. It also echoed many of the strategies I’ve learned about in the past but have forgotten. It’s always great to have a refresher. Thanks Roy!

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