|# of Units:||3 CDs|
|Length:||2 hours, 30 minutes|
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Loved the first disc. Wish there was more of it. I'm not interested in memoirs, so the rest were not for me.
Written and narrated by someone who knows good writing, this was an easy and clear "read." The first disc was the most useful, being a genre-agnostic collection of general good-writing techniques and considerations. I listened to the second and third discs out of curiosity, more than anything else, but these were targeted specifically at writers of memoirs, which I am not. Very useful, and at 40-60 minutes for the first disc, a good use of a small amount of time.
I enjoyed reading this book in print, and I am grateful to have an audio version to stimulate my thinking about writing while driving or at the gym. Zinsser includes practical advice on the art of writing. I highly recommend the book and audiobook.
I thought that the "complete package" description was deceiving because only the first CD was for general writing. Then the author covered writing a memoir in great detail. Good information if you want to write your own memoir - otherwise skip this one.
Couldn't finish this book. Very boring... I guess it is for advanced writers.
William Zinsser is a writer, editor and teacher. He began his career on the New York Herald Tribune and has since written regularly for leading magazines. During the 1970s he was master of Branford College at Yale. His 17 books, ranging from baseball to music to American travel, include the influential Writing to Learn and Writing About Your Life. He teaches at the New School in New York.