Tag: The Elements of Style


I am frequently asked what a writer needs in the way of reference works. There are a lot of obvious answers, a dictionary, a thesaurus, a desk encyclopedia, nowadays all of which are available via Mr. Google. But if I were stranded on a desert island–with my laptop, or at the very least pen and…

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Some book!

  There is something, well, rather sweet about a children’s book written about the guy who wrote one of the greatest children’s books ever. Illustrated with photos of and drawings by E.B. White himself and mixed media by the author, with liberal use of quotes from White, there is a smile on every page of…

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Omit needless words!

Stylized: A Slightly Obsessive History of Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style by Mark Garvey Garvey calls this book “slightly obsessive” and no question he is the nerdiest of Strunk and White nerds. Lots of lovely little tidbits here, including the fact that White earned a D in English in his second semester at…

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