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William Zinsser dies at 92; author of bestselling 'On Writing Well'
William Zinsser dies at 92; author of bestselling 'On Writing Well'

William Zinsser had been a writer and editor for 30 years, covering subjects as varied as shad running in the Hudson River and the Mau-Mau revolt in Kenya, when he complained to his wife that his well had gone dry. She had a brilliant idea: "You should write a book about how to write," she said. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: William Zinsser obituary: In the May 14 California section, the obituary of writing expert William Zinsser said that writer Jane Mayer attended a concert at his home. She was not there. ------------ Two years later, in 1976, Zinsser's guide "On Writing Well" hit bookstores across America. With more than 1 million copies sold, it became a...

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