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Author Zinsser, William, 1922-2015, author

Title On writing well : the classic guide to writing nonfiction / William Zinsser
Edition Thirtieth anniversary edition, seventh edition, revised and updated
Published New York : HarperCollins, [2006]
New York : HarperCollins, ©2006
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Description xiii, 321 pagesages : facsimile ; 21 cm
Contents Part I: Principles. The transaction ; Simplicity ; Clutter ; Style ; The audience ; Words ; Usage -- Part II: Methods. Unity ; The lead and the ending ; Bits & pieces -- Part III: Forms. Nonfiction as literature ; Writing about people : the interview ; Writing about places : the travel article ; Writing about yourself : the memoir ; Science and technology ; Business writing : writing in your job ; Sports ; Writing about the arts : critics and columnists ; Humor -- Part IV: Attitudes. The sound of your voice ; Enjoyment, fear and confidence ; The tyranny of the final product ; A writer's decisions ; Writing family history and memoir ; Write as well as you can
Summary Warns against common errors in structure, style, and diction, and explains the fundamentals of conducting interviews and writing travel, scientific, sports, critical, and humorous articles
Notes "30th Anniversary edition" - cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-309) and index
Subject English language -- Rhetoric.
Exposition (Rhetoric)
Report writing.
Author Zinsser, William, 1922-2015.
LC no. 2005055037
ISBN 0060891548
141775057X
9780060891541
9781417750573
Other Titles Classic guide to writing nonfiction