On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction.pdf

On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction.pdf
 

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Amazon.com
Whether you write an occasional professional letter or a daily newspaper column, William Zinsser's On Writing Well should be required reading. Simplicity is Zinsser's mantra: he preaches a stripped-down writing style, strong and clear. He has no patience for excess (most use of adjectives and adverbs, he writes, just adds clutter) or tired phraseology (for instance, he'd like to outlaw all leads involving those "future archaeologists" most often found "stumbl[ing] upon the remains of our civilization"). He recommends that all writers of nonfiction read their work aloud (don't commit something to paper that you wouldn't actually say) and write under the assumption that "the reader knows nothing" (not to be confused with assuming the reader's an idiot). In addition to the chapters on the expected--usage, audience, interviews, leads--Zinsser also focuses on such trouble spots as science and technical writing, business writing, sports, and humor. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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--New York Times
"On Writing Well belongs on any shelf of serious reference works for writers." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

The New York Times
"Belongs on any shelf of serious reference works for writers, along with The Elements of Style."

From AudioFile
Zinsser's classic belongs on every writer's shelf. It's full of practical, no-frills advice on the basics of writing nonfiction: clarity, simplicity, brevity and humanity. Zinsser also offers unique observations: "An experienced writer learns how to crank up his confidence and self-esteem when he sits down to write." The author's easy-going delivery and warm voice are confidence-building, as well. The discussion is crystal clear and easy to follow as transitional statements carefully lead the listener from one section to the next. Most of all, the tape exudes Zinsser's generosity of spirit, which is sure to inspire any would-be writer. E.K.D. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

--New York Times
"On Writing Well belongs on any shelf of serious reference works for writers." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

作者简介

William Zinsser is a writer, editor and teacher. He began his career with the New York Herald Tribune and has been a longtime contributor to leading magazines. His 17 books include Writing to Learn; Mitchell & Ruff; Spring Training; American Places; Easy to Remember: The Great American Songwriters and Their Songs; and most recently Writing About Your Life. During the 1970s he taught writing at Yale, where he was master of Branford College. He now teaches at the New School, in New York, his hometown, and at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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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 sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.

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