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Good Advice on Writing: Writers Past and Present on How to Write Well

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Writers over the decades speak out on the art (and task) of writing, as collected by Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times language columnist William Safire and Leonard Safir. A feast for wordsmiths and a must-have handbook for writers of all stripes.
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published December 31st 1992 by Simon & Schuster (first published 1982)
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Apr 10, 2016 Douglas Wilson rated it really liked it
A collection of quotations on writing by all sorts of writers. Some very good thoughts here.
Jaime Contreras
Aug 04, 2013 Jaime Contreras rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a handy reference book for the public speaker. I have frequently used it for levity and presence. There are some lesser none quotations here that are quite good.
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Avoid commas, that are not necessary. - William Safire
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William Lewis Safire was an American author, columnist, journalist and presidential speechwriter.

He was perhaps best known as a long-time syndicated political columnist for the New York Times and a regular contributor to "On Language" in the New York Times Magazine, a column on popular etymology, new or unusual usages, and other language-related topics.
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