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William Zinsser is a writer, editor and teacher. He began his career on the New York Herald Tribune and has since written regularly for leading magazines. During the 1970s he was master of Branford College at Yale. His 17 books, ranging from baseball to music to American travel, include the influential Writing to Learn and Writing About Your Life. He teaches at the New School in New York.
On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction
If you are serious, or curious, about what it takes to write non-fiction buy and read... Read more
I bought this book for my feature writing course.
This book has 25 Chapters, organized into four parts: Principles, Methods, Forms and Attitudes. Read more
"We are a society strangling in unnecessary words!" This is the "basic text" for writers, particularly of non-fiction, but not exclusively. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Mark Urso
Zinsser is the best! I need to submit a persuasive letter next month. After reading each chapter, I rewrite the draft. Read morePublished 19 days ago by 80goingon18
I can't really tell his writing is perfect. He tries to show us many ways to write well, but sometimes I find the same problems he points out himself, which means he happens to... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Young H. D. Kim
He re-introduces ideas from other books, but breaks those rules while writing about them. Odd.Published 1 month ago by D