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On Writing Well Summary
William Zinsser

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On Writing Well Summary

Plot Summary

Zinsser's book on writing well provides both a comprehensive guide to writing nonfiction and a useful writer's reference. He starts with an overview of the writing craft and moves into specific nonfiction writing forms. The book wraps up with the important attitudes that good writers develop.

The author uses all of the principles in his own writing, including bits of humor that work to keep the reader's attention. Good writing captures and holds the reader's attention from beginning to end. Zinsser's style uses rhythm and other musical ideas to please the imagination. He incorporates unusual observations and approaches to his subjects, a technique that produces fresh prose. His style is nearly flawless, and he informs the reader on how he does what he does so well.

Books on writing usually use the work of other authors as examples. Zinsser does this, and includes some of his own work...

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