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On Writing Well (1976)

de William Zinsser

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On Writing Well, which grew out of a course that William Zinsser taught at Yale, has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity, and for the warmth of its style. It is a book for anybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does. 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 both fundamental principles as well as the insights of a distinguished practitioner. How to Write a Memoir tells you how to write the story of your life. Everyone has a story - whether you're a professional writer or just want to validate your personal and family reminiscences, William Zinsser explains how to do it, and do it well.… (més)
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On Writing Well is a book to help improve non-fiction writing. It preaches simpleness in writing, and calls clutter “the disease of American writing.” Often, we use too many words and phrases that add nothing to our writing.

The book believes all writing can be improved upon, even business, legal and scientific works. A lot of these pompous writings are stripped of their humanity, which leaves them boring and dull. The human element is why people read.

Zinsser gives dozens of good and bad examples to show his principles in action. The examples unleash the power of Zinsser’s teaching and are the strongest part of the book.

This is the best practical guide I’ve read about writing. I loved the books On Writing by Stephen King and Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury. But, now I see, I liked them because the authors were interesting. They inspired me to write but they didn’t give me clear advice for writing well. On Writing Well has given me methodical ways of thinking about and improving my writing. ( )
  samuelpedro1992 | Feb 7, 2022 |
An excellent guide to writing nonfiction, this book includes memorable quotes and quality advice for writing all kinds of nonfiction without losing character or falling into any traps. ( )
  et.carole | Jan 21, 2022 |
Very helpful book. I love the wit and warmth of the author. I learned from the book and was encouraged to continue thinking about my writing. I will likely reference this book in the future. I would recommend it for aspiring writers. ( )
  emabbott | Dec 8, 2021 |
Zinsser packs the book full of good points. Making every word do meaningful work is one of his best. ( )
  joshcrouse3 | Sep 17, 2021 |
Finished reading.

Now?

Do I recommend reading it? Yes.

Do I recommend following it? No.

Yes, I sure learned a few things here and there, but skimmed/skipped many parts, almost 20% of the book.

Why?
Well, in this book he tells how he writes, not how you should write. And the skimmed parts weren't relevant to my business of writing. :D

He provides tips on how to induce humour, how to hook a reader or how to end your piece. But, it should be at your discretion to decide your style of writing, depending on what type of writing project you are doing. ( )
  abhijeetkumar | Aug 22, 2021 |
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Not since "The Elements of Style" has there been a guide to writing as well presented and readable as this one. A love and respect for the language is evident on every page.
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"On Writing Well" is a bible for a generation of writers looking for clues to clean, compelling prose.
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[Introduction] 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, which grew out of a course that William Zinsser taught at Yale, has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity, and for the warmth of its style. It is a book for anybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does. 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 both fundamental principles as well as the insights of a distinguished practitioner. How to Write a Memoir tells you how to write the story of your life. Everyone has a story - whether you're a professional writer or just want to validate your personal and family reminiscences, William Zinsser explains how to do it, and do it well.

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