The Graphic Recorder - One Card One Concept - The Personal Transaction - William Zinsser - On Writing Well

Visual Concepts from the Introduction and First Chapter of William Zinsser’s On Writing Well

I have pulled out a few of the ideas from previous sketchnotes I created from William Zinsser’s On Writing Well and sketched those ideas onto 3×5 note cards as part of my One Card One Concept project.

First, we have the crux of the book – the essence of writing is rewriting. If you want to see the quality of your writing improve, then you have got to go through multiple drafts.

The Graphic Recorder - One Card One Concept - The Essence of Writing is Rewriting - William Zinsser - On Writing Well

Next, the importance of the personal transaction: how writing with warmth and humanity can engage readers (even those who think they have no interest in the subject of your writing).

The Graphic Recorder - One Card One Concept - The Personal Transaction - William Zinsser - On Writing Well

To check out other concepts that I have sketched onto 3×5 note cards, check out the One Card One Concept page.  Here are the complete sketchnotes that I have created from On Writing Well: