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Overview 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. Reprint.
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 sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.
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More About William Zinsser
William Zinsser is a lifelong journalist and nonfiction writer--he began his career on the New York Herald Tribune in 1946--and is also a teacher, best known for his book On Writing Well, a companion held in affection by three generations of writers, reporters, editors, teachers, and students. His 17 other books range from memoir (Writing Places) to travel (American Places), jazz (Mitchell & Ruff), American popular song (Easy to Remember), baseball (Spring Training) and the craft of writing (Writing to Learn). During the 1970s he was at Yale University, where he was master of Branford College and taught the influential nonfiction workshop that would start many writers and editors on their careers. He has taught at the New School, in New York, his hometown, and at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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Dated examples; classic lessons Mar 2, 2007
On Writing Well is opininated and reactionary to trends in sloppy writing that began appearing decades ago. It's gotten worse for observers of writing , now that even wire stories blunder in the minefield that is the rich English language. Solid advice for those committed to keeping the flame of literacy burning brightly. IF you write well, this book will confirm what you know. If you don't write well, read it, or just start a blog.
Nice easy read. Feb 20, 2007
A book about writing that is easy to read! A rare combination.
On Writing Well by Wm.K. Zinsser Jan 9, 2007
On Writing Well By Wm. K. Zinsser is an excellent goide to its topic. Zinsser informs by telling stor
ies that illustrate his point bettter than any lecture would. It's fun to read. It's clear. And the examples he gives of how not to write are amusing and unforgettable.
The best of the best Jan 9, 2007
Every writer has a stack of how-to books. This is the best of the best. Buy it, read it. Soon, you'll read it again.
A proven hit Dec 30, 2006
On Writing Well is a must for anybody writing non-fiction. I read this one about once a year, and it always reminds where bad habits have slipped back in. I keep this one on my desk as a reminder. I highly recommend it.