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September 11th, 2007 at 11:25 am Print This Post Print This Post

On Writing Well (it’s a book)

Trent at The Simple Dollar has an excellent review of the book On Writing Well by William Zinsser. It’s a book I need to read again; I’ve read part of it but had forgotten about it until I saw this review. It has inspired a desire to re-read the book. If I recall correctly, it is long but not dry at all. It’s actually very interesting and fun to read. Which is not surprising; given the title, this book not written well would hardly be credible! Remembering back to when I read part of this book, the thing that stood out the most to me (which Trent also mentions) was “less is more.” Write a wordy sentence if you must, but go back and rip out anything unnecessary. I could use a healthy dose of that!