William Safire Good Advice on Writing

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Good Advice on Writing

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9780671872335: Good Advice on Writing

Organized alphabetically for easy reference, this collection of wisdom for writers collects the musings, warnings, pragmatic tips, and inspiring tidbits from writers throughout the ages. Includes insights into the craft of writing, personal opinions and pet peeves.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning language guru Safire and his brother Safir have collected the wise and witty words of famous authors from Aristotle to Zinsser, who comment succinctly and cogently on elements of writing from "Accuracy" ("One should always aim at being interesting rather than exact"--Voltaire) to "Writer's Block" (see "Doggedness"). Although the book is intended as a reference, its quotable gems are for rereading and reflecting. The reader/writer can find solid advice (not surprisingly often contradictory), humor, and inspiration on each page. Now, what to write? Look under "Subject" and find E.B. White's recommendation: "A writer should concern himself with whatever absorbs his fancy, stirs his heart, and unlimbers his typewriter." This book is a treat for wordsmiths everywhere. BOMC and Quality Paperback alternates.
- Cathy Sabol, Northern Virginia Community Coll. Lib., Manassas
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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