The Art of Opinion Writing

The Art of Opinion Writing: Insider Secrets from Top Op-Ed Columnists
By Suzette Martinez Standring 

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Everyone has an opinion. Make yours stand out. The Art of Opinion Writing is really about the art of persuasion. Learn from Pulitzer Prize winning columnists and winners of journalism's highest awards. Discover insights, techniques and strategies for creating outstanding commentary. Be inspired by their early career struggles, how they overcome naysayers, and often pioneered new territory in opinion writing.  Just like many writers and bloggers are doing today. The Art of Opinion Writing (2014, RRP International) won a First Place in the New England Book Festival in the how-to category, and was a Kindle bestseller. Enjoy practical advice from award winning, career columnists:

  • Dave Astor 
  • Joel Brinkley 
  • Ellen Goodman
  • Mark Hopkins 
  • Derrick Z. Jackson 
  • Robert C. Koehler 
  • Dave Lieber 
  • Michael R. Masterson 
  • Clarence Page 
  • Kathleen Parker 
  • Connie Schultz 
  • Jeffrey L. Seglin 
  • Cal Thomas 
  • Lynn Varner 
  • Joanna Weiss

Reviews

 

These thought processes aren't just good for the writer fighting to write op-ed, but also for the reader who loves a solid point made in a juicy, coherent, mind-provoking essay. Nicely done.

C. Hope Clark, Founder, Funds for Writers

 

Although I've spent a career writing newspaper (and later blog) opinion pieces, I have been re-educated about that discipline by reading this excellent resource.

William D. Tammeus, The Kansas City Star

The Art of Opinion Writing: Insider Secrets from Top Op-Ed Columnists
By Suzette Martinez Standring 

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