Tag Archives: William Zinnser

Mood Changers

“Learn to alert your reader as soon as possible in a sentence to any change in mood from the previous sentence‚Ķ.Always make sure your readers are oriented.” No, this post isn’t about mind-altering drugs — it’s about mood-altering prose! On … Continue reading

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Better Unsaid

“It took me my whole life to learn what not to play.” Dizzy Gillespie “A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a … Continue reading

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Paragraph Power

“Writing is visual — it catches the eye before it has a chance to catch the brain.” William Zinsser, On Writing Well On Writing Well is one of those classic writing guides that seems to improve with age. While it … Continue reading

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