On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition

The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

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On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. 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 fundamental principles as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.

William Zinsser is a writer, editor and teacher. He began his career on the New York Herald Tribune and has since written regularly for leading magazines. During the 1970s he was master of Branford College at Yale. His 17 books, ranging from baseball to music to American travel, include the influential Writing to Learn and Writing About Your Life. He teaches at the New School in New York.

  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. PART I
  3. Principles
  4. 1
  5. The Transaction
  6. 2
  7. Simplicity
  8. 3
  9. Clutter
  10. 4
  11. Style
  12. 5
  13. The Audience
  14. 6
  15. Words
  16. 7
  17. Usage
  18. PART II
  19. Methods
  20. 8
  21. Unity
  22. 9
  23. The Lead and the Ending
  24. 10
  25. Bits & Pieces
  26. VERBS.
  27. ADVERBS.
  28. ADJECTIVES.
  29. LITTLE QUALIFIERS.
  30. PUNCTUATION.
  31. MOOD CHANGERS.
  32. CONTRACTIONS.
  33. THAT AND WHICH.
  34. CONCEPT NOUNS.
  35. CREEPING NOUNISM.
  36. OVERSTATEMENT.
  37. CREDIBILITY.
  38. DICTATION.
  39. WRITING IS NOT A CONTEST.
  40. THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND.
  41. THE QUICKEST FIX.
  42. PARAGRAPHS.
  43. SEXISM.
  44. REWRITING.
  45. WRITING ON A COMPUTER.
  46. TRUST YOUR MATERIAL.
  47. GO WITH YOUR INTERESTS.
  48. PART III
  49. Forms
  50. 11
  51. Nonfiction as Literature
  52. 12
  53. Writing About People
  54. The Interview
  55. 13
  56. Writing About Places
  57. The Travel Article
  58. 14
  59. Writing About Yourself
  60. The Memoir
  61. 15
  62. Science and Technology
  63. 16
  64. Business Writing
  65. Writing in Your Job
  66. 17
  67. Sports
  68. 18
  69. Writing About the Arts
  70. Critics and Columnists
  71. 19
  72. Humor
  73. PART IV
  74. Attitudes
  75. 20
  76. The Sound of Your Voice
  77. 21
  78. Enjoyment, Fear and Confidence
  79. 22
  80. The Tyranny of the Final Product
  81. 23
  82. A Writer’s Decisions
  83. 24
  84. Writing Family History and Memoir
  85. 25
  86. Write as Well as You Can
  87. SOURCES
  88. INDEX
  89. ABOUT THE AUTHOR
  90. BOOKS BY WILLIAM ZINSSER
  91. ABOUT THE PUBLISHER

作者William Zinsser

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出版社HarperCollins

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ISBN9780062250506

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