Roy Peter Clark has been teaching writing to journalists and others (including schoolchildren) for several decades — and now he has taught me. I’ve read a number of writing books over the years and this is one of the better ones. The book consists of 50 tips — with 5 more thrown in the for the latest (2016) edition. My personal favourite is No. 41: “Turn procrastination into rehearsal.” Here’s a sample of what he says: “One writer daydreams, another eats, another walks, another listens to music, another paces … Each act of procrastination can become a time of planning and preparation.” As one who has a tendency to procrastinate myself, I love this idea. A great book.