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On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
by William Zinsser
Edition: Paperback

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Desktop friend, 8 Dec. 2010
As a novice writer, in 1999 I bought my first copy of 'On Writing Well' and discovered a real gem.

So straightforward and sensible, this book 'cuts to the chase' as it brings to the reader the nuts and bolts of writing non-fiction in a delightful manner. I note that a revised [35th] edition will be published in 2011.

Not only have I re-read my copy several times, I have recently bought copies for friends and family to let them share in practical advice the author has put across with such flair and wit. I strongly recommend 'On Writing Well' together with the superb companion book: ' The Elements of Style' by W Strunk and E B White.

R C Chartres, Perthshire, UK

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