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I've written about 30 books that have sold more than five million copies and I can tell you that those books would never have been written, or written as well, had I not stumbled upon this book some 20 years ago.

From this book I learned the value of brevity. I learned the value of simplicity. And more than anything else, I learned to trust myself and the concept that, in the end, people don't love a book because they are in love with the subject, they love a book and stick with it regardless of topic because they like the author. I also learned, very importantly, that your teachers were all wrong when they told you not to write in the first person: Zinsser convinced me that writing in the first person is the best--often the only--way to write.

If you don't trust yourself and don't trust your ideas, why on Earth are you writing anything? I also learned from this book that humor and surprise are necessary elements of most nonfiction writing. Be yourself, talk directly to the reader, be funny, be human, be a tiny bit clever--and you may even surprise yourself with what a good writer you are. Trust yourself, and trust simplicity.

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I asked myself this before downloading the book. My writing experience through college was that the professors assumed that I knew how to write, assigned a paper, and then graded it with no feedback.

Since college, I had started writing again.

I had picked up a few tips here and there from reading books and blogs. I felt like I knew what I was doing.

Then my friend recommended me this book. It made me question what it means to write well. That ignorance made me decide to download the book. The beginning either taught me keys to writing well or reinforced ones that I already knew: Then came the descent.

Zinsser is a great writer, but not the best teacher. Each chapter covers a different subject, with a lot of points scattered throughout the paragraphs. It would have been easier if he ended each chapter with bullet points of the key takeaways, or ended it with questions that ask the reader if they understood the key points.

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Then Part 3 put me to sleep. Part 3 is about writing about different subjects. The problem again is how the material is presented. Each chapter is about a different subject.

In each of them are many passages from other writers that he uses as examples to analyze. He often quotes a passage, spends a paragraph or two analyzing it, and then jumps straight to the next passage with no clear delineation.

I had to go back and re-read often. If he had made clear breaks, like starting each passage on the next page, giving each passage a header, or some other visual break, it would have been much easier. But suffering through Part 3 was worth it.

Part 4 contains the most valuable information in the book. He breaks down one of his own articles piece by piece and offers his thought process on writing. I got a lot out of it. He gives a lot of useful tips: I've read many books on writing and publishing. This book is by far the most practical, easy to understand and surprisingly entertaining to read.

If I was asked to choose one book that would help someone become a better writer it would be this one. Slideshare uses cookies to improve functionality and performance, and to provide you with relevant advertising. If you continue browsing the site, you agree to the use of cookies on this website.

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If he had made clear breaks, like starting each passage on the next page, giving each passage a header, or some other visual break, it would have been much easier. Zinsser is a great writer, but not the best teacher. Writing Tools: More about William Zinsser.

It's excruciatingly hard to do, but once you realize that that's the goal, and once you realize that the parts that come easiest are what's getting in the way of that goal, then you can start writing well.

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