Writing is about making decisions, and ultimately, where you wish to take the reader on your journey. I think the three--Stunk and White, Trimble, and Zinsser--make a wonderful troika. Short paragraphs put air around what you write and make it look inviting, whereas a long chunk of type can discourage a reader from even starting to read.
The author's style embraces humor and directness. Writers must therefore constantly ask: That is how one titles an essay. I highly recommend it for anyone that wants to improve their writing.
The opposite, however, is also true: The author accurately describes the writing process as a series of problems, all of which have solutions. Where many books could read like a textbook, Zinsser's conversational tone and relaxed style feels like a personal discussion with the author.
Could a person actually write sentences that would lead him or her through a mathematical problem and suggest further questions. Born in New York inLoesser was a musically gifted addition to a Jewish family steeped in classical music; his older brother Arthur Loesser was a concert pianist.
There are some nuggets of helpful information in each section even if that section isn't the kind of writing you find yourself doing. We get to keep intention. Whether or not "Art Buchwald and Gary Trudeau preform an act of courage every week" is debatable.
As I said, his many strengths have understandably broad appeal, but this book would be inadequate for the college classes I teach.
Many writers, for instance, can't stand to throw anything away. From this book I learned the value of brevity. Find the best writers in the fields that interest you and read their work aloud.
The airline pilot who wakes us to announce that he is presently anticipating experiencing considerable weather wouldn't dream of saying that there's a storm ahead and it may get bumpy.
Use its energy to keep yourself going. Pure nonsense is a joy forever. Seeing how much he loved his work and how good he was at it, I learned very early what has been a guiding principle of my life: Overstatement most times unnecessary.
That's how most non-mathematicians perceive it. Mount Rushmore and I grew up together. Zinsser urges individuals to seek to sharpen their skill set in order to become better communicators simply by employing tenets in this book.
William Zinsser is not just writing a book on writing well; he is in love with the art of writing and using the English language.
This passion comes through clearly. William Zinsser was a lifelong journalist and nonfiction writer—he began his career on the New York Herald Tribune in —and was also a teacher, best known for his book On Writing Well, a companion held in affection by three generations of writers, reporters, editors, teachers and students.
William Zinsser's On Writing Well was a healthy dose of affirmation and My desire, as I write my novel, is to write with simple, clear, effective prose.
I once told a friend that "I try to write lightly and cleanly, expressing the things I want to say in few and pastel-colored words, but I do try to move the reader as well, and add in little /5.
William Zinsser was a lifelong journalist and nonfiction writer—he began his career on the New York Herald Tribune in —and was also a teacher, best known for his book On Writing Well, a companion held in affection by three generations of writers, reporters, editors, teachers and students.
Not long ago I purchased yet another edition of "On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction," written by William Knowlton Zinsser, that prolific author, editor, and teacher who turns.
My favorite explicit, directional book on writing better. A must-read for anyone who does any amount of writing.On writing well by william zinsser