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On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction


A beloved classic, this definitive volume on the art of nonfiction writing celebrates its 30th anniversary. Revised seven times, it has stood the ... Show synopsis

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  • Exactly as advertised Sep 14, 2012
    by Gabrielle P

    On Writing Well was in perfect condition and arrived very quickly.

  • Apt title Nov 4, 2011
    by Singadman

    As a professional writer as well as someone running a course on copywriting, I have to admit this book made me think harder about writing skills. If you need good written comunication skills, this will be a few hours well spent. Well recommended by me.

  • Oct 21, 2010
    by Zachary S

    Solid guide to the inner working of writing for students, teachers and everyone else. Zinsser give me hope the American tradition in English has not passed this veil of tears yet.

  • Aug 18, 2007
    by Joss

    Zinsser?s ?On Writing Well? is doubtless a classic, updated and re-released in a new edition every 5 years. The book tells you just what the title says--how to write well.

    The advice is equally applicable to all who need to communicate written ideas in daily life, be they professional writers, students, academics, or managers. For writers of non-fiction? of whatever style?there?s no better instructional book.

    ?On Writing Well? is a pleasure to read. Zinsser walks the talk, producing a book that?s simple, clear and engaging. Oftentimes when looking to relax, rather than pick up a novel, I reached for this book for an easy and pleasant read.

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