Notes from the book “On Writing Well- The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction” by William Zinsser.

Notes from the book “On Writing Well- The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction” by William Zinsser. 
Notes from Lisa Rusczyk Ed. D. for CZYK Publishing writers


·         Write Simply- Do not use flowery language to get your point across or sound smart. Think about what you are trying to say.
·         Be Yourself- Find your own style. You can write in first person.
·         Don’t use redundant propositions- Example Why face up to a challenge when you can simply face a challenge?
·         Don’t use redundant adjectives – Example: Why describe a personal acquaintance when, by definition, acquaintances are personal?
·         Take out Long Words- Say now instead of currently, at the present time, or even at this juncture.
·         Choose The Right Verb
·         Don’t Use Too Many Adverbs or Adjectives- You don’t need to say she whispered quietly for example. You don’t need to say brown dirt. If you say red dirt, that is fine.
·         The final sentence of a paragraph should be the springboard to the next.
·         Remember You Writing Comes from Living- Tell us your interest and passions. Find the part that resonates with you. We will see your enjoyment in your work.
·         Enjoy the Writing Process: Don’t fuss over each section.


About Lisa Rusczyk

Author Dr. Lisa Rusczyk is the founder of CZYK Publishing which includes the Greater Than a Tourist travel books, 50 Things to Know books, and Charlie the Cavalier Children's Books.    Lisa has a Doctorate in Educational Leadership who happened to start writing her first book 50 Things to Know Before Having a Baby after her little girl was born. Her book sold over 1,000 copies in the first year on Amazon. Today, she has more than 50 books. Lisa and her husband have two daughters, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Charlie, and love to travel.  Further, she shares this information with the public via this blog, FacebookYouTubePinterestTwitter, and recently on a local television station. She loves to teach others in a concise way in digital format.  Lisa is known for her simple and effective tips.

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