Reference #10: On Writing Well


Zinsser provides the following advice for ending a piece of writing: "When you're ready to stop, stop."

You don't need to provide a summary or belabour the point, lest you make the reader feel they're not clever enough to get the point.

Wrapping up a piece should only take a few sentences. A perfect ending should take the reader by surprise, but feel just right once it's over.

Zinsser. On Writing Well, 2006. (64-65)

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