On Writing Well Setting & Symbolism

William Zinsser
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Articles

Articles are short pieces of nonfiction. Zinsser concentrates more on the article form than the longer book form, which makes the subject of writing well easier on reader comprehension.

Books

Zinsser has written many published nonfiction books. He references several other books while writing this book. The writing of books involves 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, personal computers of today run word processing software as one of many possible applications. The personal computer has brought a new ease to the writing task, although all the old rules about good writing still apply. The author likes the personal computer because it has significantly reduced the drudgery of writing with a typewriter.

Pad and Pencil

Zinsser prefers to take interview notes with a pad and...

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