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Writing Workshop: Essays

Essays

Picturing the Personal Essay: A Visual Guide by Tim Bascom 

Mother Tongue by Amy Tan

It’s Harder Than It Looks to Write Clearly by Francine Prose

Writing English as a Second Language by William Zinsser

Politics and the English Language by George Orwell

Write a Sentence as Clean as a Bone” And Other Advice from James Baldwin by Emily Temple


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10 Writing Tips from Legendary Writing Teacher William Zinsser, in Open Culture.

The Complete Zinnser on Friday
~from The American Scholar
William Zinsser's collected essays -- spanning writing, the arts, and popular culture-- won the 2002 National Magazine Award in the category of Digital Commentary.  

 

 

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