Book: Writing About Your Life

If you want a good model for writing interesting blog posts, you may want to read “Writing About Your Life: A Journey Into the Past,” written by my writing guru, William K. Zinsser.

Zinsser also is author of “On Writing Well,” — a book you also should own — as well as 15 other books on subjects such as writing, jazz music and baseball.

A book on writing about your life might seem like a strange recommendation but the advice Zinsser gives to memoir writers is advice bloggers also can use. The book provides great examples and instruction about matters of selection, condensation, focus, attitude, voice and tone that will help you understand what to include and perhaps more importantly — what to leave out of your piece. Check it out.

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