Monday, January 12, 2009
Recommended by Ms. Potash: On Writing Well
There are a lot of books I would recommend about writing, including Bird by Bird, by Anne Lamott, The Elements of Style, by Strunk and White, Travel Writing, by Don George, and On Writing, by Stephen King. But the best and most readable book ever written on writing, in my opinion, is On Writing Well, by William Zinsser. He gives advice on improving your style and focus without ever coming across as a textbook. It is fun to read, and easy to incorporate the advice into your writing.