On writing well : the classic guide to writing nonfiction /Edition statement:30th anniversary ed., 7th ed., rev. and updated Published by : HarperCollins (New York) Physical details: xiii, 321 s. ISBN:0060891548; 9780060891541.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -309) and index
The transaction -- Simplicity -- Clutter -- Style -- The audience -- Words -- Usage -- Unity -- The lead and the ending -- Bits & pieces -- Nonfiction as literature -- Writing about people: The interview -- Writing about places: The travel article -- Writing about yourself: The memoir -- Science and technology -- Business writing: Writing in your job -- Sports -- Writing about the arts: Critics and columnists -- Humor -- The sound of your voice -- Enjoyment, fear and confidence -- The tyranny of the final product -- A writer's decisions -- Writing family history and memoir -- Write as well as you can
Warns against common errors in structure, style, and diction, and explains the fundamentals of conducting interviews and writing travel, scientific, sports, critical, and humorous articles