On Writing Well : The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

William ZinsserSKU: 9780060891541

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On Writing Well : The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction


William Zinsser
Date: April 5, 2016
9780060891541, 0060891548
Paperback
Language Arts & Disciplines / Style Manuals
336 pages
Dimensions (cm): 2 x 20.5 x 13.5
Weight (kg): 0.25

Summary

A beloved classic, this definitive volume on the art of nonfiction writing celebrates its thirtieth anniversary.

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. With over a million copies in print, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valued resource for writers and would-be writers.


Contributor Bio(s)

William Zinsser is a writer, editor and teacher. He began his career on the New York Herald Tribune and has since written regularly for leading magazines. During the 1970s he was master of Branford College at Yale. His 17 books, ranging from baseball to music to American travel, include the influential Writing to Learn and Writing About Your Life. He teaches at the New School in New York.

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