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On Writing Well by William Zinsser
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On Writing Well (1976)

by William Zinsser

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Getting back into this book in January, 2016, I am enjoying §14 Writing About Yourself: The Memoir, pp. 133-147, especially p. 136, where Zinsser lists some of his favorite memoirs. I've added a few books to my Goodreads list, based on Zinsser's recommendations. ( )
  EasternPeregrine | Feb 1, 2016 |
This is a fantastic resource for nonfiction writers. Not only is the information good, but Zinsser presents it in a way that is clear and interesting. This guy is obviously not just a teacher—he knows how to write, too. I plan to re-read this book every few years or so. ( )
  AngelClaw | Jan 29, 2016 |
If you want to write, read this book. If you have to write for your job, read this book. If you want to know what goes into the writing process, read this book. You can pick and choose chapters that apply to your particular field, but reading all of it will not waste your time. ( )
  memlhd | Jan 23, 2016 |
If you want to write, read this book. If you have to write for your job, read this book. If you want to know what goes into the writing process, read this book. You can pick and choose chapters that apply to your particular field, but reading all of it will not waste your time. ( )
  memlhd | Jan 23, 2016 |
Good one. ( )
  Greymowser | Jan 22, 2016 |
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One of the pictures hanging in my office in mid-Manhattan is a photograph of the writer E. B. White.
A school in Connecticut once held "a day devoted to the arts," and I was asked if I would come and talk about writing as a vocation.
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On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet.

Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, On Writing Well offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sold, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.

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Warns against common errors in structure, style, and diction, and explains the fundamentals of conducting interviews and writing travel, scientific, sports, critical, and humorous articles.

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