On Writing Well - Study Guide Part IV: Chapter 21 Enjoyment, Fear and Confidence Summary & Analysis

William Zinsser
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During his childhood, the writing style of the New York Herald newspaper impressed Zinsser. He made it his goal to learn the style and make it a part of his own. That dream came true after he returned home after World War II. The style incorporates the warmth, humor, and mastery of the English language that the author writes about throughout the book. The New York Herald is where he learned the basic ideas.

Sometimes writers need to force the writing out whether they feel like it or not. This is not different from any performer having a down day, other than the audience is not in the same room. The writer keeps the audience in mind though, and sometimes the writing pleases neither the writer nor the intended audience. Nevertheless, the effort needs to...

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