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But the secret of good writing is to strip every sentence to its cleanest components.
William Zinsser
On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction
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Clear thinking becomes clear writing; one can't exist without the other.
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Sell yourself, and your subject will exert its own appeal. Believe in your own identity and your own opinions. Writing is an act of ego, and you might as well admit it. Use its energy to keep yourself going.
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On Writing Well belongs on any shelf of serious reference works for writers.” -- New York Times

“Not since The Elements of Style has there been a guide to writing as well presented and readable as this one. A love and respect for the language is evident on every page.” -- Library Journal

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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.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 0060891548
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Harper Perennial; 30th Anniversary ed. edition (April 5, 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780060891541
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 15 - 18 years
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 8.8 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 0.76 x 5.31 x 8 inches
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