Roy Peter Clark's newest book, "Murder Your Darlings," gave us a great opportunity to chat about life during the pandemic and why writing well is especially important these days.
Roy Peter Clark has been teaching writing at the Poynter Institute since 1977 and regularly offers up some of the best writing advice I see. Today, we talked about
- Writing differently during the pandemic
- Living up to your duty as a writer to achieve civic clarity
- Creating his new book, "Murder Your Darlings"
- Learning that one of his best writing tips (putting the most important part at the end of the sentence) is as old as Roman times
- Being a putter-inner instead of a taker-outter
You can listen to the interview using the player at the top of this page or read a complete rough transcript.