On writing well: an informal guide to writing nonfiction

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Harper & Row, 1988 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 246 pages
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The revised and enlarged third edition of Zinsser's trusted writing guide covers the principles of good writing while including information on technical, business and sports writing, humor, interviews, working with a word processor, sexism, and a writer's attitudes toward language and craft.

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Easy to read; great explanations. - Goodreads
It gives solid advice on writing clear, concise prose. - Goodreads
Reading a book on writing sounds boring. - Goodreads
Good reference for writing project soon. - Goodreads
This book has great insights. - Goodreads
Excellent practical advice. - Goodreads

Review: On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

User Review  - Zach - Goodreads

The majority of the book is immensely quotable, helpful and well structured, but I found most of the breakdowns, and the author's examples of his own work—as models of writing done correctly—to be ... Read full review

Review: On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

User Review  - Cary M Paulk - Goodreads

This is very helpful to anyone who writes or aspires to write. Zinsser takes a lot of the mystique and romanticism out of writing. I appreciate his honesty. Read full review

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PARTI
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Nonfiction as the
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