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eBook On Writing Well: An informal guide to writing nonfiction ePub

by William Zinsser

eBook On Writing Well: An informal guide to writing nonfiction ePub
Author: William Zinsser
Language: English
ISBN: 0060147989
ISBN13: 978-0060147983
Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers; 1st ed edition (1976)
Pages: 151
Category: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Subcategory: Reference
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 412
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ePub file: 1501 kb
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On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style.

On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. Within these examples the author covers people, places, science and technology, writing within a job, writing about sports, and more.

CONTENTS On Writing Well is a craft book, and its principles haven’t changed since it was written 3. .

Cover title page introduction. I first wrote On Writing Well in an outbuilding in Connecticut that was as small and as crude as White’s boathouse. My tools were a dangling lightbulb, an Underwood standard typewriter, a ream of yellow copy paper and a wire wastebasket. My students are men and women who want to use writing to try to understand who they are and what heritage they were born into. On Writing Well is a craft book, and its principles haven’t changed since it was written 30 years ago. I don’t know what still newer marvels will make writing twice as easy in the next 30 years.

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If nonfiction is where you do your best writing, or your best teaching of writing, don’t be buffaloed into the idea that it’s an inferior species. The only important distinction is between good writing and bad writing. Good writing is good writing, whatever form it takes and whatever we call it.

Zinsser, William Knowlton. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by LannetteF on January 8, 2010. 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

On Writing Well book. A straightforward guide to writing solid nonfiction. William Zinsser offers sound advice, including how to eliminate clutter and ways to target your audience.

On Writing Well book. He spans several genres within nonfiction, ranging from sports writing to travel articles to memoir. On Writing Well provided tangible, quality writing tips. It did not excite me, though.

On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction, William Zinsser 338 pages – Paperback eBook . Whatever form of non-fiction you write, it will come alive in proportion to the number of quotes you can weave into it as you go along.

On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction, William Zinsser 338 pages – Paperback eBook Audiobook. Perfect for you if: You plan on writing anything, to anyone, ever again. You’re a messiah at turning 5 points and 2 quotes into 5,000 words. Watching a masterful, play sends a tingle down your spine. Find a subject: Look for your material everywhere, not just by reading the obvious sources and interviewing the obvious people.

On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style William Zinsser. Harper Collins, 11 сент. 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.

Book Descriptions: On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style.

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Karg
This book is one of the finest books ever written on the subject of nonfiction writing. I've written about 30 books that have sold more than five million copies and I can tell you that those books would never have been written, or written as well, had I not stumbled upon this book some 20 years ago.

From this book I learned the value of brevity. I learned the value of simplicity. And more than anything else, I learned to trust myself and the concept that, in the end, people don't love a book because they are in love with the subject, they love a book (and stick with it regardless of topic) because they like the author. I also learned, very importantly, that your teachers were all wrong when they told you not to write in the first person: Mr. Zinsser convinced me that writing in the first person is the best--often the only--way to write.

If you don't trust yourself and don't trust your ideas, why on Earth are you writing anything?

I also learned from this book that humor and surprise are necessary elements of most nonfiction writing.

Be yourself, talk directly to the reader, be funny, be human, be a tiny bit clever--and you may even surprise yourself with what a good writer you are. Trust yourself, and trust simplicity.
Gathris
I read "On Writing Well" almost ten years ago while getting my MBA. My Strategy professor was disappointed to say the least in the writing skills of our class of "professionals." He bought us all a copy of Zinsser's book...and things improved dramatically from there. I wish a teacher had given me that book when I was in High School. So...I just bought 5 copies, one each for my nephews and nieces. I'm sending "On Writing Well" along with a copy of newcomer Lucas Miller's "Beyond Brilliance: The Blueprint for Learning Anything." Basically it's a two-pack must read for my family's youngest scholars. I wish I had read both of these books when I was their age.
Agagamand
The most damaging (but fair) criticism I've heard of this book came from reviewer D. Fineman who said, "He generalizes egregiously about topics that are enormous. ... He feels free to judge -- for instance scientists -- outside his field."

I agree that Zinsser does these things, but I disagree that it is a problem. In fact, if I have one criticism of the book it is exactly the opposite: that the lessons are even more generalizable and broadly applicable than Zinsser gives them credit for. For instance, if you skip the travel writing chapter, or if you read it thinking that it only applies to travel writing, then you will miss two golden and persuasive arguments that ought to apply to *any* writer:

1) The things that come to the writer easiest -- cliché, excessive detail, syrupy and vague language -- are the things that keep the reader bored/detached/passive.

2) Your main task as a writer is to distill the essence of whatever you're writing about--to find its central idea, to describe its distinctive qualities using precise images. In other words, your main task is to work excruciatingly hard.

The goal of any writer (yes, any) ought to be to transform the reader from a passive observer into an ally. It's excruciatingly hard to do, but once you realize that that's the goal, and once you realize that the parts that come easiest are what's getting in the way of that goal, then you can start writing well.

Zinsser knows these things, and he articulates them beautifully. It is one of the most persuasive books I have read, on any subject. But I hate that the lessons are hidden within topic-specific chapters. Please read with that in mind.
Ghordana
I've read many books on writing and publishing. This book is by far the most practical, easy to understand and surprisingly entertaining to read. If I was asked to choose one book that would help someone become a better writer it would be this one.
One thing I'll add is to read it more than once, if you're like me, you'll miss many of the nuggets the first time around. I've been through it three times now and continue to find more gems of wisdom.
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