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On Writing Well 6th Ed Pb An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction

ISBN-10: 0062735233
ISBN-13: 9780062735232
Edition: 6th 1998 (Revised)
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748

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.

Introduction
Principles
The Transaction
Simplicity
Clutter
Style
The Audience
Words
Usage
Unity
Forms and Methods
Nonfiction as Literature
Writing About People: The Interview
Writing About Places: The Travel Article
Writing About Yourself: The Memoir
Bits and Pieces
The Lead and the Ending
Science and Technology
Business Writing: Writing in Your Job
Rewriting and Word Processing
Sports
Criticism
Humor
A Writer's Decisions: Organizing a Long Article
Write as Well as You Can
Sources
Index

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