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

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

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Two months ago I would have told you 'I write in plain english' and 'my writing is clutter free'. On Writing Well taught me I have some work to do on my writing. Reading it has encouraged me to ... Read full review

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

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Well-written. Read full review

Contents

PARTI
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Nonfiction as the
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Unity
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