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I gave my father boxes of letters and gifts from his old friends: Polish vodka and maps and framed photos and drawings of Plesna. He watched every minute of the four-hour video I made as if it were a masterpiece. Our national tendency is to inflate and thereby sound important. I assured him that I was welcomed with open arms. Jean Strouse, on the trail of J.
She smiled a smile that none of us had seen before and said she would get started on the story right away. Keep this up for two months, or three months, or six months. Only then did she begin to glimpse the proper shape of her story and to prepare her mind for confronting the house and its memories. If your sister has a problem with your memoir, she can write her own memoir, and it will be just as valid as yours; nobody has a monopoly on the shared past. Zinsser is survived by their son, John; their daughter, Amy; and four grandchildren.
The droplets of ink that trickle from your pen serve as oil to grease your rusty brain. Now, suddenly, I was in a landscape where everything was new—every sight and sound and smell. What to use, what to avoid. Guard the message with your life.
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This leads him to a straightforward adoption of the axioms of The Elements of Style. Perhaps the writer has switched pronouns in mid-sentence, or has switched tenses, so the reader loses track of who is talking or when the action took place.
Believe in your identity and your opinions. Recoat in only two hours. It was the most uncomfortable ride I ever took—and the best. Then, one day, a page manuscript arrived in the mail.
Perhaps Sentence B is not a logical sequel to Sentence A - the writer, in whose head the connection is clear, has not bothered to provide the missing link. Something I often do in my writing is to bring the story full circle — to strike at the end an echo of a note that was sounded at the beginning.
What member of an insurance or medical plan can decipher the brochure that tells him what his costs and benefits are? Return to the other one later and make it a separate project.
For example: in a family history, one big decision would be to write about only one branch of the family. Always look for ways to convey your information in narrative form.
Who am I writing for? Together, these six biographers take us through a gallery of unique American lives - most of them moving, many of them startling, and all of them extraordinary. Zinsser wrote 19 books, taught at Yale and elsewhere, was drama editor and movie critic for The New York Herald Tribune and executive editor of the Book-of-the-Month Club.
Be the type of writer who meticulously edits drafts before submitting them. What to leave out? Therefore your lead must capture the reader immediately and force him to keep reading. The answer is to clear our heads of clutter.
Figure out what you want to do and how you want to do it, and work your way with humanity and integrity to the completed article.
Writing is hard work. He encourages writers to use the first person, even though most English teachers advise against it. Be yourself and your readers will follow you anywhere.
Is it your house? We like to see efficiency and real-world results. No, she said, it was her story. Roosevelt when he tried to convert into English his own government's memos, such as this blackout order of "Such preparations shall be made as will completely obscure all Federal buildings and non-Federal buildings occupied by the Federal government during an air raid for any period of time from visibility by reason of internal or external illumination.
Clutter is the official language used by corporations to hide their mistakes. Cut out the fat.
The perfect ending should take your readers slightly by surprise and yet seem exactly right.VISIONS AND REVISIONS, a reconstruction of how William Zinsser wrote his classic book On Writing Well and revised it in successive editions.
WRITING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, a talk to incoming foreign students at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Smithsonian Magazine.
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Judith P. Zinsser is co-author of the landmark two-volume history of European women, A History of Their Own, and teaches at Miami University in Ohio.
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