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William Zinsser Quotes

The only way to learn to write is to force yourself to produce a certain number of words on a regular basis.
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All writers should strive to deliver something fresh-something editors or readers won't know they want until they see it.

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Clear thinking becomes clear writing; one can't exist without the other.

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Good writers are visible just behind their words.

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Many writers are paralyzed by the thought that they are competing with everybody else who is trying to write and presumably doing it better ... Forget the competition and go at your own pace. Your only contest is with yourself.

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The writers job is like solving a puzzle, and finally arriving at a solution is a tremendous satisfaction.

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Never forget that you are practicing a craft with certain principles.

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Writing is no respecter of blueprints.

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Examine every word you put on paper. You'll find a surprising number that don't serve any purpose.

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

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Writing is hard work.

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Believe in your own identity and your own opinions. Proceed with confidence, generating it, if necessary, by pure willpower. Writing is an act of ego and you might as well admit it. Use its energy to keep yourself going.

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Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill rode to glory on the back of the strong declarative sentence.

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