Getting The Words Right
When asked by the Paris Review what compelled him to rewrite the ending of A Farewell to Arms 39 times, Ernest Hemingway replied, "Getting the words right." His answer echoes what every successful writer knows: The secret to all good writing is revision.
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Reading this book was a reminder of the basics of communication: Using the best and clearest methods/tools to get the point across.
This is definitely a keeper, one I plan to refer to frequently. The only issue I had was that for some points there were many examples (too many) and none for others.
Although I love the entire book with all its little insights and illuminating examples, my favorite topics were:
--rhythm and sound
Highly recommended to anyone motivated to strengthen their writing.
One of the few writing books that mentions the issue of transition between paragraphs and adjective placement for emphasise, amongst other things.
It's worth reading and keeping as a reference book.