Day 33 – a book that will help you write well
It’s been a long day and I’m really tired. But I want to stick to my commitment of writing daily, even if it’s only a few sentences.
So, today I want to share a book that will improve your writing.
On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Non-Fiction by William Zinsser is a timeless gem that’s been around since 1979.
I’ll confess I haven’t read the entire book. But I did read a fair chunk of it when I started my freelance writing journey.
This book was what really introduced me to the art of writing well and more specifically the art of writing nonfiction. I took to this book because I’m a big fan of reading nonfiction.
A distinct memory that I have is how William presented the first draft of an article, and then ruthlessly edited it.
This is one of the things I enjoy most about writing, taking what you’ve written and stripping it to the core, deleting words, reconstructing sentences etc, and turning it into a masterpiece.
Writing is as much an art form as it is hard work. So, if you want to improve your writing, nonfiction writer or not I suggest giving this book a read.
There’s plenty of information, tips, and examples that will help you write better.
Anyways, that’s all for today. See you tomorrow.
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