On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, On Writing Well offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.
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This book is not bad.
I find the advice he gave to be helpful. He said you should write in short and concise sentences. He also gave sound advice on style, punctuation, grammar, and etc.
He preached a value of universal truth. He said interviewers should not be afraid to ask for private information, because the interviewee enjoys this. I say not so!
The book ends with Writer and Publisher relationships. I found this to be irrelevant and quite boring. This book book also included long excerpts from various sources as well as the authors own writing. I found these excerpts to be difficult.