Roy Peter Clark, the esteemed writing teacher who shares his wisdom on the journalism site Poynter Online, announces the release of Writing Tools: The Musical, a seven-minute, nine-second inspirational anthem. Clark performs keyboards and lead vocals; a female backup singer croons "Tools ... not rules" at tasteful intervals. You'll hum, you'll head-nod, and when you stop laughing out loud you'll probably even dance to it.
Listen, download, or read the lyrics (sample: "Order your words for emphasis. Place your best stuff at the beginning and the end. Use the middle of the sentence for things you want to hide").
Bonus track: Writing Tools: The Rap (sample: "Like a magician with tradition, composition needs juxtaposition...").