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Mark Manson (Founder/MarkManson.net)I read a bunch of books on writing before I wrote my first book and the two that stuck with me were Stephen King’s book and “On Writing Well” by Zinsser (which is a bit on the technical side).
Tim O'Reilly (Founder/O'Reilly Media)On Writing Well, by William Zinsser. I wouldn't say this book influenced me, since my principles of writing were established long before I read it. However, it does capture many things that I believe about effective writing.
Jennifer Rock (Co-author/B.S. Incorporated)If you are interested in writing and communication, start with reading and understanding the technical aspects of the craft: The Elements of Style. On Writing Well. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft.
Pat Walls (Founder/StarterStory)Read this if you want to become a better writer.
Timur Badretdinov (Founder/Longcaller)As for writing, there are writing fiction and writing non-fiction. I was surprised that most of the books about writing are all about writing fiction. Another thing that strikes me that all these books contain the same information. Anyway, I’d recommend reading the classics — On Writing Well by William Zinsser.
On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, On Writing Well offers you fundamental principles as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sold, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.
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