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William Zinsser is a writer, editor and teacher. He began his career with the New York Herald Tribune and has been a longtime contributor to leading magazines. His 17 books include Writing to Learn; Mitchell & Ruff; Spring Training; American Places; Easy to Remember: The Great American Songwriters and Their Songs; and most recently Writing About Your Life. During the 1970s he taught writing at Yale, where he was master of Branford College. He now teaches at the New School, in New York, his hometown, and at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book offers a variety of writing senerios and suggestions. With writing all but a forgotten art, it's helpful to be brought back into the writing world with very specific... Read morePublished 3 months ago by KLN
I've written for 17 publications at my university, and been edited by at least 30 different people in the process. That taught me a lot, but not nearly as much as William Zinsser. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Aaron Gertler
My writing wasn't concise enough and often lacked flow. My writing was filled with fluff, and lacked a voice. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kenny R Boecker
It was recommended for a college writing class. It would have been nice to have had it before my classes two years ago but is a help now.Published 8 months ago by Mary J Pruitt
I chose this book as a result of a recommendation from a webinar class that I took. I like the fact that the book stresses simplicity and being true to your own style.Published 12 months ago by Lynette F. Smith
Extremely well written and easy to follow. This book covers every aspect of writing that you probably didn't even think of... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Samantha
Turning the last page of On Writing Well, by William Zinsser, I compulsively kissed the cover--an act of grateful reverence bestowed on few books in the Spotts library, effectively... Read morePublished on June 26, 2012 by Michael B. Spotts
The most damaging (but fair) criticism I've heard of this book came from reviewer D. Fineman who said, "He generalizes egregiously about topics that are enormous. ... Read morePublished on April 22, 2012 by A fellow with a keyboard