On Writing Well

ISBN-10: 0062733036

ISBN-13: 9780062733030

Edition: 5th 1994 (Revised)

Authors: 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.
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List price: $14.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.11" wide x 8.11" long x 1.11" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

The Transactionp. 3
Simplicityp. 7
Clutterp. 13
Stylep. 19
The Audiencep. 26
Wordsp. 34
Usagep. 40
Unityp. 49
Forms and Methods
Nonfiction as Literaturep. 57
Writing About People: The Interviewp. 63
Writing About Places: The Travel Articlep. 80
Writing About Yourself: The Memoirp. 96
Bits and Piecesp. 111
The Lead and the Endingp. 142
Science and Technologyp. 156
Business Writing: Writing in Your Jobp. 174
Rewriting and Word Processingp. 187
Sportsp. 199
Criticismp. 214
Humorp. 230
A Writer's Decisions: Organizing a Long Articlep. 253
Write as Well as You Canp. 274
Sourcesp. 283
Indexp. 289
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