On Writing Well

The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

by William Zinsser

On Sale: 04/05/2016

On Writing Well

The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

by William Zinsser

On Sale: 04/05/2016

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About the Book

"On Writing Well is a bible for a generation of writers looking for clues to clean, compelling prose." –New York Times

A beloved classic, this definitive volume on the art of writing nonfiction celebrates its thirtieth anniversary.

On Writing Well, which grew out of a course that William Zinsser taught at Yale, has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity, and for the warmth of its style. It is a book for anybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts, or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, On Writing Well offers you both fundamental principles as well as the insights of a distinguished practitioner. With over a million copies in print, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valued resource for writers and would-be writers.

Critical Praise

On Writing Well belongs on any shelf of serious reference works for writers.” — New York Times

“Not since The Elements of Style has there been a guide to writing as well presented and readable as this one. A love and respect for the language is evident on every page.” — Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060891541
  • ISBN 10: 0060891548
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 04/05/2016
  • Pages: 336
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : REFERENCE / Personal & Practical Guides
  • BISAC2 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Writing
  • BISAC3 : LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Style Manuals

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