But I'm not here to talk about the lack of silence in this room or how cloudy and grey the sky is. The thing that pulled me in front of the computer is a book that I'm currently reading for school, On Writing Well by William Zinsser.
I'm a little more than halfway through the book but I couldn't wait until the end to write a review for it. I love it, guys. I give it five stars, without a doubt. I wasn't sure if I would enjoy it from the start but I urge you now to read it if you enjoy writing.
But as I read, I learned nonfiction takes many different forms. I realized this website was nonfiction, each post a memoir of my life. Even worse, I realized the nonfiction I wrote sucked.
In Chapter 2, just a few pages in, Zinsser stresses simple writing and how it leads to revealing more of the writer's personality. I've already applied that advice to my writing but I also took it to heart. This book explains why I decided to transform my website. I like its simplicity. I like the minimal number of pages. I like the colors and the fonts and the opportunity to start anew. I always feel the urge to create new content on here because now improvement seems possible.
Zinsser lived to the year of 2015. I didn't know he existed until now, but he's still alive and well in the words of his book. I'd like to imagine I can leave that type of mark in all my writing, especially in these posts.