Craft & Attitude

Continue reading “On Writing Well” by William Zinsser. I really like the way he describes the craft and attitude of writing.

Below is a paraphrase regarding the author’s words on a writer’s craft spirit and attitude. A writer needs to master his writing skills, so that she doesn’t lose readers through sloppy workmanship. This includes using appropriate expressions and correct syntax.

However, this doesn’t mean that this writer should use words or sentences that are so out if herself that readers can’t tell her personality. When a writer writes, she writes things that represent herself. Readers should feel that from the writing: is she naughty? Is she refreshing?

When you write, remember that you are writing for yourself. You are expressing yourself to the readers. So be true to yourself.