Objects & Places from On Writing Well

William Zinsser
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Object Descriptions

Articles - Short pieces of nonfiction.

Books - Zinsser has written and published many nonfiction works which involve all the principles of good writing and all of the research techniques, but at a much greater quantity than is required for articles.

Computers - Once known as word processors, they now significantly reduce the drudgery of writing with a typewriter.

Pad and Pencil - Zinsser prefers to take interview notes with these, not a tape recorder.

Words - These are the fundamental bricks a writer uses to construct a story.

Sentences - These should be active, short, and move with an overall flow.

Paragraphs - These should not follow an arbitrary rule, but should have structural integrity built into them.

Stories - Most nonfiction writing involves one of these of one form or another.

The Work Area - Zinsser mentions this as a lonely place.

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