В поисках ответа я наткнулась на книгу с многообещающим названием «Как писать хорошо. His 17 books, ranging from baseball to music to American travel, include the influential Writing to Learn and Writing About Your Life. It can't really be fixed with art. I read my first version of this book in the eighties as a side-text for a university comp class. And Zinsser is a good writer, not a great one. It did not excite me, though.
Believe in your own identity and your own opinions. He is also going broke… if your job is to write every day, you learn to do it like any other job. You will write only as you make yourself write. Gaiman contended that the more likely truth is that what you've written simply isn't any good. Once I completed the book, I was amazed at just how little I knew about what was considered excellent writing. Zinsser includes excerpts from various books and articles to illustrate his points. I thought then, I was prepared to teach a bunch of highly intelligent teens about the elements in writing great nonfiction.
. When students learn to read like writers, to notice how a piece is put together, and to question the choices a writer makes, they begin to think like writers. Most of all, I wish Zinsser followed his own advice - simplify, and trust your material don't feel the need to explain almost every single principle; we get it. During the 1970s he was master of Branford College at Yale. We prove the Weyl asymptotic formula for the number of eigenvalues of the Kohn-Laplace operator on a Heisenberg group and write out the leading term of asymptotics.
Zinsser illustrates many of his points through the use of personal anecdotes and examples culled from writers of different disciplines. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! Biblical teaching is often, though not always, written with the word 'he', with the knowledge that the same commands and promises apply to women as well. It's not until I began working in the editorial world that I realized the writing which seems effortless is that which requires the most effort. What you will learn in this book is how to do a specific type of writing: journalistic nonfiction. Clear thinking becomes clear writing. I like to replace a humdrum word with one that has more precision or color.
Together the chapters provide a unique opportunity for mother writers to learn and grow as writers. Always remember the reader and shorten words where possible. لِويس، يعرض فيه ملخَّصًا لِمَا آمن به المسيحيُّون عبر تاريخ المسيحيَّة. The excerpts singled out for praise and analysis were excellent, paragons of prose. They all point to two of writing's main sources of inspiration: people and places.
But for those who value the beauty of language and enjoy both reading it and writing it, this book is a real treasure. The head instructor for the course had read the book and informed me that our classes would be doing so as well. In many ways, it's better than Strunk and White, which tends to focus on grammar and the actual mechanics of writing as opposed to how a writer should think and approach things. The book is not just more of the same old stuff you've always heard. He gives writers classic principles that will stand true time immemorial.
On Writing Well may primarily focus on non-fiction, but parts of it should be required reading for novelists, as well. The advice given by the author is creative and his examples of good writing are informative and insightful. A tiny bit of the advice and most of Zinsser's own excerpts, but not his expository prose was dated. Some writing books like Donald Maas's Writing the Breakout Novel use examples of modern-day novels with more explicit content than I want to know about. I learned about the writing mistakes that I was making, and also how to enrich my own writing. His latest Browsings begins with a chapter devoted to William Zinsser. Take away the ruler, throw out the board, pull up a chair and get to the point--staying true to yourself and your craft.
The best ones occur when your enthusiasm, your history with a subject matter, or your connection to the topic comes through in your writing. 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 priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. The advice given by the author is creative and his examples of good writing are informative and insightful. I write entirely by ear and read everything aloud before letting it go out into the world. This is not to say his book is light on material.