Book review: On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser

I really enjoyed the book. Even if I don’t intend to write a non-fiction book, it still had plenty of useful advice, useful not only for non-fictional writers but also for fictional writers. Check some of the best advice I was able to get from this book

No rules for the writing process

I struggled a lot with my first project. I read many books on the writing process and even attended some courses on it. I tried to be as systematic as possible and write by the rules.  I learned valuable lessons and this helped me get through the process and finish my manuscript. However, I didn’tContinue reading “No rules for the writing process”

When writing is only about writing

To be honest, I’d been stuck with my manuscript for months already. Recently, I wrote how I planned to practically start over from scratch. At the end, I decided to take a similar approach, go over it but not with editing eyes (I’ve edited those sentences so many times that I didn’t know if IContinue reading “When writing is only about writing”

Writing for a reason

Writing is about unveiling yourself. It is about taking out all the layers that surround you. A true writer digs into his heart and exposes everything. He leaves himself vulnerable. The richness of words only come from honesty. Characters come from the most enchanted places and they are nurtured by the writer´s believes, hopes, andContinue reading “Writing for a reason”