Advice from the Masters: William Zinsser

May 3, 2013 | Better Writing

When we grow up, most of the people who do what I do would like to be William Zinsser. For me he is not only the ultimate writing coach, but the ultimate writer about the craft of writing. The New York Times recently ran a marvelous article, “A Writing Coach Becomes a Listener,” which included the following bit of advice.

“People read with their ears, whether they know it or not.”

There’s much more in the article as well as in Zinsser’s classic book, On Writing Well. My favorite of his books, is Writing to Learn, which inspires me every time I open it.

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