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On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction Paperback – May 9 2006
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About the Author
William Zinsser is a writer, editor and teacher. He began his career on the New York Herald Tribune and has since written regularly for leading magazines. During the 1970s he was master of Branford College at Yale. His 17 books, ranging from baseball to music to American travel, include the influential Writing to Learn and Writing About Your Life. He teaches at the New School in New York.
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The book contains many excerpts from known and respected authors. While these examples are good and can put you in the 'write' frame of mind, I was expecting more, much more, in terms of intructionnal content and format,perhaps somethink like "Keys to Great Writing" by Stephen Wilbers.
For those of you who are looking for instructions per se, "The Elements of Style" by William Strunk and E.B. White; and "Keys to Great Writing" are much better choices,in my view.
The title of the book describes it perfectly.
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This book is longer than necessary. However, there is some excellent advice in it. I only read half the book and got everything I needed.Published 5 months ago by IJ
Although this book was written well over 30 years ago now, the author's clear and concise handling of his subject make it one of the most useful writers' handbooks available today.Published 6 months ago by Cheryl Didur
Outstanding reference I will read and reread. Simple. To the point. Workable.Published 10 months ago by Jason Watt