Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Well Written

While reading the Sunday paper, my eye was attracted to the headline "Always, the Crack of the Bat" and accompanying photograph of a pitcher and batter at the ready.  As I read the article, it occurred to me that this was well written—especially well written.  Once I glanced at the byline, it made good sense to me why the piece was so well written.

The writer William Zinsser, for me, is the writer's coach on how to write clearly with simplicity.   His seminal book On Writing Well is popular among writers.  Having sold over 1.5 million copies, the book is a must-read.  "Paper Cuts a Blog About Books" talks about Zinsser and his book.  

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Have always loved this book. Even though it's "educational", it's a really, really fun read.