On Writing Well

On-Writing-Well

On Writing Well

William Zinsser

“Are you experiencing any pain?” asked a dentist, hoping the clutter of “experiencing” would somehow blunt the painful truth. Zinsser would ask, “Does it hurt?” He wants us to look for clutter and prune it ruthlessly; strip every sentence to its cleanest components. His book outlines methods and principles, and offers guidelines for specific forms of writing.


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