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William Zinsser

Data de nascimento: 7. Outubro 1922
Data de falecimento: 12. Maio 2015

William Knowlton Zinsser was an American writer, editor, literary critic, and teacher. He began his career as a journalist for the New York Herald Tribune, where he worked as a feature writer, drama editor, film critic and editorial writer. He was a longtime contributor to leading magazines.

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„Writing is learned by imitation.“

—  William Zinsser

Fonte: On Writing Well (Fifth Edition, orig. pub. 1976), Chapter 6, Words, p. 36.
Contexto: Make a habit of reading what is being written today and what has been written before. Writing is learned by imitation.

„The writer who cares about usage must always know the quick from the dead.“

—  William Zinsser

Fonte: On Writing Well (Fifth Edition, orig. pub. 1976), Chapter 7, Usage, p. 45.

„Nobody becomes Tom Wolfe overnight, not even Tom Wolfe.“

—  William Zinsser

Fonte: On Writing Well (Fifth Edition, orig. pub. 1976), Chapter 4, Style, p. 20.

„Memoir is the art of inventing the truth.“

—  William Zinsser

Fonte: On Writing Well (Fifth Edition, orig. pub. 1976), Chapter 12, Writing About Yourself: The Memoir, p. 99.

„Probably the finest travel book ever written by an American is Walden, though Thoreau only went a mile out of town.“

—  William Zinsser

Fonte: On Writing Well (Fifth Edition, orig. pub. 1976), Chapter 11, Writing About Places: The Travel Article, p. 91.

„Nobody ever stopped reading E. B. White or V. S. Pritchett because the writing was too good.“

—  William Zinsser

Fonte: On Writing Well (Fifth Edition, orig. pub. 1976), Chapter 13, Bits & Pieces, p. 130.

„I've never heard anybody smile.“

—  William Zinsser

Fonte: On Writing Well (Fifth Edition, orig. pub. 1976), Chapter 10, Writing About People: The Interview, p. 74.

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„All writing is ultimately a question of solving a problem.“

—  William Zinsser

Fonte: On Writing Well (Fifth Edition, orig. pub. 1976), Chapter 8, Unity, p. 49.

„You must find some way to elevate your act of writing into entertainment.“

—  William Zinsser

Fonte: On Writing Well (Fifth Edition, orig. pub. 1976), Chapter 22, Write as Well as You Can, p. 276.

„Journalism is writing that first appears in any periodic journal.“

—  William Zinsser

Fonte: On Writing Well (Fifth Edition, orig. pub. 1976), Chapter 9, Nonfiction as Literature, p. 61.

„Be a writer. Write things down.“

—  William Zinsser

Fonte: On Writing Well (Fifth Edition, orig. pub. 1976), Chapter 10, Writing About People: The Interview, p. 70.

„Good writing is lean and confident.“

—  William Zinsser

Fonte: On Writing Well (Fifth Edition, orig. pub. 1976), Chapter 13, Bits & Pieces, p. 114.

„If you write for yourself, you'll reach all the people you want to write for.“

—  William Zinsser

Fonte: On Writing Well (Fifth Edition, orig. pub. 1976), Chapter 12, Writing About Yourself: The Memoir, p. 98.

„Good writers are visible just behind their words.“

—  William Zinsser

Fonte: On Writing Well (Fifth Edition, orig. pub. 1976), Chapter 4, Style, p. 23.

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