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William Zinsser


Born
in The United States
October 07, 1922

Died
May 12, 2015

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William Knowlton Zinsser is an American writer, editor, literary critic, and teacher. He began his career as a journalist for the New York Herald Tribune, where he worked as a feature writer, drama editor, film critic, and editorial writer. He has been a longtime contributor to leading magazines.

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“Write about small, self-contained incidents that are still vivid in your memory. If you remember them, it's because they contain a larger truth that your readers will recognize in their own lives. Think small and you'll wind up finding the big themes in your family saga. ”
William Zinsser

“Decide what you want to do. Then decide to do it. Then do it.”
William Knowlton Zinsser, On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

“Don’t try to visualize the great mass audience. There is no such audience—every reader is a different person.”
William Zinsser, On Writing Well: The Classic Guide To Writing Nonfiction

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