How To Write Short

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Matt McCleskey
How To Write Short

In a time-starved culture with a case of information overload, the skill of using fewer words may be the most effective writing technique of all.

Today you can carry the complete works of Shakespeare on a thumb-sized device, and the Internet provides an endless page for bloggers, journalists and aspiring writers of all stripes. But in a time-starved culture with a serious case of information overload, the skill of using fewer words may be the most effective writing technique of all. Witness the rise of Twitter, the 140-character revolution in communication. We explore the skill of short-form writing.

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Roy Peter Clark

Vice President and Senior Scholar, the Poynter Institute; Author, "How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times"

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