On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. 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 fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.
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Good for Non Fiction WritersUser Review - mlsatterfield - Overstock.com
I bought this book at the urging of another writer and am glad I did. It is full of useful information and covers topics from usage and style to writing travel sports memoirs and more. It was well worth the cost and I would recommend it to non fiction writers in all areas. Read full review
There are three primary books on writing. "Writing with Style" by Trimble, "Elements of Style" by Strunk and White, and "On Writing Well" by Zinsser. In my opinion "On Writing Well" is the inferior of the three. He violates his own suggestions, he's a fairly self-satisfied writer, and perhaps with little reason. I would suggest "Writing with Style" by John Trimble.
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