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On writing well : the classic guide to writing nonfiction

Author: William Knowlton Zinsser
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 30th anniversary ed., 7th ed., rev. and updatedView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Ratgeber
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Knowlton Zinsser
ISBN: 0060891548 9780060891541
OCLC Number: 62421288
Description: xiii, 321 p. : facsim. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Principles: The transaction --
Simplicity --
Clutter --
Style --
The audience --
Words --
Usage --
Methods: Unity --
The lead and the ending --
Bits & pieces --
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 --
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.
Responsibility: William Zinsser.
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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.

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