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Good advice on writing : writers past and present on how to write well

Author: William Safire; Leonard Safir
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1992.
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This volume contains a collection of wise and witty words from famous authors from Aristotle to Zinsser, who comment succinctly and cogently on elements of writing -- from "Accuracy" ("One should always aim at being interesting rather than exact"--Voltaire) to "Writer's Block" (see "Doggedness"). The reader/writer can find solid advice (not surprisingly often contradictory), humor, and inspiration on each page. Now,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Quotations
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Good advice on writing.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c1992
(OCoLC)645834927
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Safire; Leonard Safir
ISBN: 0671770055 9780671770051
OCLC Number: 25913963
Description: 288 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: compiled and edited by William Safire and Leonard Safir.

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This volume contains a collection of wise and witty words from famous authors from Aristotle to Zinsser, who comment succinctly and cogently on elements of writing -- from "Accuracy" ("One should always aim at being interesting rather than exact"--Voltaire) to "Writer's Block" (see "Doggedness"). The reader/writer can find solid advice (not surprisingly often contradictory), humor, and inspiration on each page. Now, what to write? Look under "Subject" and find E.B. White's recommendation: "A writer should concern himself with whatever absorbs his fancy, stirs his heart, and unlimbers his typewriter."

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