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‘On Writing Well’

‘On Writing Well’ Posted on May 22, 2015Leave a comment

William Zinsser, Author of ‘On Writing Well,’ Dies at 92

It became a book that editors and teachers encouraged writers to reread annually in the manner of another classic on the craft of writing, “The Elements of Style,” by William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White.

His advice was straightforward: Write clearly. Guard the message with your life. Avoid jargon and big words. Use active verbs. Make the reader think you enjoyed writing the piece.

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