Thursday, May 14, 2015

5 Writing Lessons from William Zinsser

From his book, “On Writing Well”:

1. “I almost always urge people to write in the first person. Writing is an act of ego and you might as well admit it.”

2. “Less is more.”

3. “Don’t try to visualize the great mass audience. There is no such audience—every reader is a different person.”

4. “Examine every word you put on paper. You’ll find a surprising number that don’t serve any purpose.”

5. “Be true to yourself and to the culture you were born into. Tell your story as only you can.”

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