The Best Writing Tips from Roy Peter Clark Books

Roy Peter Clark has written or edited nearly 20 books about the craft of writing, including Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every WriterThe Art of X-Ray Reading: How the Secrets of 25 Greats Works of Literature Will Improve Your Writing, and most recently, Murder Your Darlings: And Other Gentle Writing Advice from Aristotle to Zinsser.

Clark is a journalist, writer, and teacher who believes that writing is an essential skill for everyone, and his books are accessible and witty, full of concrete advice that anyone can follow. No matter your writing background or aspirations, Clark’s books are great guides for anyone looking to improve their writing—critical, creative, or casual! Here’s a sampling of some of his best advice!


Tirzah Price is a writer and contributing editor at Book Riot. Follow her on Twitter @TirzahPrice.