How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times

Roy Peter Clark
Adult Nonfiction 808.042 Cla

Online writing is making Hemingways from our Faulkners.  There are many times when brevity is vital in this 24-7 world. This book shows you how to keep it short but without skimping on necessary content.

The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises from Poets that Teach

Robin Behn & Chase Twichell
Adult Nonfiction 808.1 Pra

These exercises and prompts will inspire and motivate you to create poems. Many can also be used for writing fiction and nonfiction.  The authors believes that “Poetry, like any art, is best mastered through practice.”