“words are the only things that last forever; they are more durable than the eternal hills.”
~ William Hazlitt
Sir Harold Evans shares his exquisite prose with us in his new book, Do I Make Myself Clear: Why Writing Well Matters. Continue reading Review of Harold Evan’s: “Do I Make Myself Clear? Why Writing Well Matters”
A recent post mentioned the two writing books that most influenced my writing. But there is another one that influenced me: William Zinsser’s Writing To Learn. Continue reading Writing To Learn
E. B. White (1899 – 1977) at age 77, writing in the boathouse of his home in Maine.
I learned most of what I know about writing from two books: William Strunk and E.B. White’s The Elements of Style, and William Zinsser’s On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction. Continue reading How To Write Well
Will Durant Bertrand Russell
Yesterday’s column discussed good writing, mentioning the great prose stylists Will Durant and Bertrand Russell. Continue reading Examples of Great Writing: “The Value of Philosophy”