Although published roughly two years ago, this book is definitely a book every writer should have on their bookshelf. Author, Roy Peter Clark, Vice President of the Poynter Institute offers advice to both beginners and established writers. This book covers 50 lessons or “tools” which every writer should utilize. Each section lists strategies for incorporating the material covered into your daily writing. This book covers everything from useful habits such as drafting a mission statement for your work to the basics such as grammar and structure.
Although this book covers some of the information that is available in Strunk & White's classic The Elements of Style, it goes further by offering advice on character development, plotting, and the importance of creating a support group. This is a book you will refer to time and time again to help you write professional and polished prose.