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Convention speaker’s message:
In writing, short is sweet

By Kristen Lee
Bulletin Staff

Often, the most important sentences read, said or written that stay with a person are concise.

Roy Peter Clark, vice president and senior scholar for reporting, writing and editing at The Poynter Institute of St. Petersburg, Fla., will present a workshop at the New England Newspaper and Press Association annual winter convention Feb. 8 and 9 based on his forthcoming book, “How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times”.

Short writing has always been an important part of news and literary cultures, Clark said.

“It seems in the digital age, short writing is king,” Clark said.

And, either through people who write for Twitter, for blogs, for newspapers or people trying to get dates on Match.com, it seems that short writing has come more and more into its own.

During his workshop, Clark will draw from a wide range of sources to demonstrate and offer examples of good, short writing, he said. Clark said he also will draw from a number of sources, ranging from biblical passages to the recent tweets. The goal is to show the audience what good, short writing looks like, he said.

Clark said he will also identify the six or seven main strategies that writers have used through the ages to create the best short writing. He said he also will show the audience some of the most important reasons people choose to use short rather than longer texts. MORE >


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