Mini review: On Writing Well

On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
by William Zinsser

If you write, or aspire to write, long-form non-fiction, go forth and get this book. Today. Any writer will benefit from the book, but it’s primarily aimed at long-form non-fiction writers. If you write long-form non-fiction, then On Writing Well is your book. The author has an impeccable resume — as a writer and instructor. Solidly written book with lots of excellent examples. Dare I say it? It’s a good read. You’d expect nothing less from a book on writing, and the book lives up to expectations.

If you are a business writer, consider Harness the Business Writing Process or How to Become a More Effective and Efficient Email Writer. If you want to write or write shorter non-fiction or other forms of non-fiction, consider Fundamentals of Writing. More information on the last three books available online at But if you write long form non-fiction, aspire to it, or even want to improve the writing of your short features, then On Writing Well is for you.


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