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5 ways to declutter your writing

It’s doctoral dissertation defense time: that last big hurdle in years and years of struggle. Having been through it, I now reflect on what we might teach the next batch of students in order to get them through this with fewer scrapes and bruises.

The Thesis Whisperer

Last week I was in Readings bookstore, with a $100 book voucher burning a hole in my pocket, when I spied a book called ‘On writing well: the classic guide to writing non fiction’ by William Zinsser. According to the cover ‘On writing well’ has sold more than a million copies, which piqued my curiosity (just as the publisher had intended). Since book vouchers are like academic candy – impossible not to spend instantly – I bought it straight away.

If you have been reading this blog for awhile you will know that I am a sucker for any book on writing. I thought I already owned everything worthy in the genre, but clearly not. The difference between Zinsser’s book and many others is that it deals with technicalities at the same time as being an inspiring call to action. Zinsser is all about the audience and how…

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This entry was posted on February 25, 2014 by .