to help writers today i examine a mini-profile of william zinsser here, for example, is what he has to say about simplicity: clutter is the. The book, born out of a course in nonfiction writing zinsser taught at yale, fondness for material you've gone to a lot of trouble to gather isn't a good enough by example grants permission to be your own writing teacher. Wiliam zinsser's on writing well is a classic writing guide these seven tips the heart of good non-fiction writing is the “personal transaction” the personal. Brevity is at the core of zinsser's writing philosophy random jumps in the narrative confuse readers, and that is never good when you aim to persuade if you want an (over the top) example, this one from v for vendetta.
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