Good Advice on Writing: Writers Past and Present on how to Write Well
William Safire, Leonard Safir
Simon & Schuster, 1992 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 288 pages
This volume contains a collection of wise and witty words from famous authors from Aristotle to Zinsser, who comment succinctly and cogently on elements of writing -- from "Accuracy" ("One should always aim at being interesting rather than exact"--Voltaire) to "Writer's Block" (see "Doggedness"). The reader/writer can find solid advice (not surprisingly often contradictory), humor, and inspiration on each page. Now, what to write? Look under "Subject" and find E.B. White's recommendation: "A writer should concern himself with whatever absorbs his fancy, stirs his heart, and unlimbers his typewriter."
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Pulitzer Prize-winning language guru Safire and his brother Safir have collected the wise and witty words of famous authors from Aristotle to Zinsser, who comment succinctly and cogently on elements ... Read full review