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#99637 by Gloria from Dorset
Mon Jan 09, 2006 4:53 pm
As we know, Google places great value on good writing.

I found this site while blogging this morning. What a treasure!
The 50 pages of tools are free, so take a look when you have time.
Links for each tool are at the bottom of the page.

Fifty Writing Tools from
The workbench of Roy Peter Clark.
http://www.poynter.org/content/content_ ... p?id=61811

#99645 by Sharon from Hobbs
Mon Jan 09, 2006 5:59 pm
Hi Gloia,
Any of us who write and expect to make a part or full time income from our efforts need to look into sites like that or even a book or college course in grammar and writing.

I find one tool that finds a lot of my problems is Microsoft Word and its spell checker and grammar checker. When I don't use them I have more problems.

When I look at that site and list of lessons, it makes me think EBOOK Although he has presented everything as free lessons, it sure would be easier to download all in one file for $9.99 or $4.95.

Thanks for the page. I will be looking at it. I do need help in my writing skills.

#99650 by Jason from Ridgway
Mon Jan 09, 2006 6:15 pm
Hello Gloria,
**off topic, please stay on topic to a thread. Moderator-Debs**

Yours,

Jason

#99765 by Carl from Kempner
Tue Jan 10, 2006 2:17 am
Thanks Gloria! GREAT FIND! :lol:

Carl
#100052 by Kevin from Burnett
Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:34 am
Gloria wrote:As we know, Google places great value on good writing.

Fifty Writing Tools from
The workbench of Roy Peter Clark.
http://www.poynter.org/content/content_ ... p?id=61811


This may be great for an e-Book writer, but absolute murder for a copywriter. If copywriters get out of the "conversational style" of speech, we're sunk. But there's something here for everyone. Thanks, Glo!

#100347 by from Wheat Ridge
Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:20 am
Sharon wrote:Any of us who write and expect to make a part or full time income from our efforts need to look into sites like that or even a book or college course in grammar and writing.


So true.
Writing is an art that is lost sometimes. A good writing resource is The Everyday Writer by Lunsford, Connors & Segal. I bought it while doing some technical writing courses in collage. Very helpful.

Oh ya, great site you mention.
#133922 by Keith from Center Conway
Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:37 am

The workbench that Gloria mentioned is available free at News University:
http://www.newsu.org/courses/course_det ... orkbench05

Registration is free. If you are already a Poynter Institute member login with your Poynter username.

Course Objectives

After taking this course you will be able to:

* Demonstrate a mastery over word choice, sentence structure and architecture for your stories
* Use special effects to refine your writing voice
* Write with confidence and develop your own useful habits



Please note that these are, as far as I can tell, the same 50 tools from the original workbench, presented in a more accessible format.

Keith
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