William Zinsser On The Writer

6CDE3176-9B2D-479D-AAAB-CF6201C6F7ACWilliam Zinsser (October 7, 1922 – May 12, 2015)

This is the problem of writers who set out deliberately to garnish their prose. You lose whatever it is that makes you unique. The reader will notice if you are putting on airs. Readers want the person who is talking to them to sound genuine. Therefore a fundamental rule is: be yourself.