William Zinsser Quotes

William Zinsser Quotes: Writing is thinking on paper. Anyone who thinks clearly should be able to write clearly-about any subject at all.
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William Zinsser Quote: Writers are the custodians of memory, and that's what this chapter is about: how to leave some kind of record of your life and of the family you were born into.
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Quotes about William Zinsser: Thought is action in rehearsal.
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Quote about William Zinsser: One of the saddest sentences I know is
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William Zinsser Sayings: You must find some way to elevate your act of writing into an entertainment. Usually this means giving the reader an enjoyable surprise. Any number of devices will do the job.... These seeming amusements in fact become your 'style.' When we say we like the style of certain writers, what we mean is that we like their personality as they express it on paper.
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William Zinsser Saying: Probably every subject is interesting if an avenue into it can be found that has humanity and that an ordinary person can follow.
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Sayings about William Zinsser: Clutter is the official language used by corporations to hide their mistakes.
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Saying about William Zinsser: Not everybody has a talent for painting, or for the piano, or for dance. But we can write our way into the artist's head and into his problems and solutions. Or we can go there with another writer.
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William Zinsser Quotes: Write about small, self-contained incidents that are still vivid in your memory. If you remember them, it's because they contain a larger truth that your readers will recognize in their own lives. Think small and you'll wind up finding the big themes in your family saga.
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William Zinsser Quote: There's no subject you don't have permission to write about. Students often avoid subjects close to their heart ... because they assume that their teachers will regard those topics as 'stupid.' No area of life is stupid to someone who takes it seriously. If you follow your affections you will write well and will engage your readers.
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Quotes about William Zinsser: Writing is not a special language that belongs to a few sensitive souls who have a 'gift for words'. Writing is the logical arrangement of thought. Anyone who thinks clearly should be able to write clearly---about any subject at all.
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Quote about William Zinsser: Writing organizes and clarifies our thoughts. Writing is how we think our way into a subject and make it our own. Writing enables us to find out what we know-and what we don't know-about whatever we're trying to learn.
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William Zinsser Sayings: Ultimately the product that any writer has to sell is not the subject being written about, but who he or she is.
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William Zinsser Saying: Tips can make someone a better writer but not necessarily a good writer. That's a larger package - a matter of character. Golfing is more than keeping the left arm straight. Every good golfer is a complex engine that runs on ability, ego, determination, discipline, patience, confidence, and other qualities that are self-taught. So it is with writers and all creative artists. If their values are solid their work is likely to be solid.
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Sayings about William Zinsser: All writing is ultimately a question of solving a problem.
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