Monday, July 20, 2009

Zinsser's Writing Places; First Lines Quiz Answers

Writing Places: The Life Journey of a Writer and Teacher by William Zinsser

With grace, elegance, and the conversational tone welcome from his other books, William Zinsser takes us to his offices at the New York Herald Tribune, at home, Yale, the Book-of-the-Month Club, rented rooms in New York Business buildings, and abroad as we follow his progress as writer and teacher. But this is more than a memoir, more than travel writing, more than an introduction to On Writing Well. We learn about the writer and the writing--the relationship to readers, the subject, and writing process as the writer works and the craft itself that comes down to language and its use, no matter what technology we employ.


Zinsser, William. Writing Places: The Life Journey of a Writer and Teacher. New York: HarperCollins, 2009.

Answers to the First Lines Quiz

1. Romola by George Eliot
2. Howard's End by E.M. Forster
3. The Star of Gettysburg by Joseph A. Altsheler
4. Betsy and Joe by Maud Hart Lovelace
5. The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis
6. Ulysses by James Joyce
7. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
8. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
9. Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
10. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

The first person to send in correct answers to next Friday's quiz wins a free hour of copyediting on anything that is not homework!

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