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On writing well : the classic guide to writing nonfiction / William Zinsser

By: Material type: TextTextPublication details: New York HarperCollins cop. 2006Edition: 30th anniversary ed., 7th ed., rev. and updatedDescription: xiii, 321 sISBN:
  • 0060891548
  • 9780060891541
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 808.042 23
Other classification:
  • F.063
  • F.061
  • 808
  • Aef
Contents:
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
Summary: 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
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-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

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