Tag: William Zinsser

Book #3-On Writing Well by William Zinsser

What Stephen King is to fiction, William Zinsser is to nonfiction—in other words, the undisputed authority. His seminal book, On Writing Well, has been my personal bible for the thirty years it has been in print. Zinsser was “the real

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So, You Want to Write a Book? Your Idea

First, let me clarify that I am talking about nonfiction books, as opposed to novels or fantasy or horror or science fiction or poetry or anything else that is a product of your imagination. William Zinsser, who wrote the definitive

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Don’t Waste Words

“Not a wasted word. This has been a main point to my literary thinking all my life.” —Hunter S. Thompson It’s amazing how in love with our own words most of us become when we see them tumble onto a

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Read Other Writers

“Many writers spend their time reading their own work, rarely looking up long enough to read something from someone else. However, reading other writers is a great way to improve your own writing.” —Katherine Pickett, Perfect Bound: How to Navigate

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5 Books Every Author Should Read

Before writers write, they should read. In fact, you should have been reading all your life—literary fiction, best sellers, nonfiction, books on writing by writers, and any other subject you want to master. My bookcase is overflowing with books on writing,

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