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On Writing Well by William Zinsser
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Sep 04, 11

really liked it
bookshelves: business
Read from September 01 to 03, 2011

How-to books are not exactly known for being page turners, but I couldn't stop reading On Writing Well. Zinsser writes with personality and humor, which makes this book fun to read.

Part I was written for all writers everywhere. Zinsser certainly practices his craft as he explains how to write simply—choosing words carefully, and eliminating useless jargon that only clouds meaning.

Part II was written with journalism in mind. Zinsser discusses things like writing article leads, interviews, and sports writing. Though most of this section didn't apply to me, I read it anyway, because it was still enjoyable.

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