Sunday, April 12, 2009

Probably Every Writer Should Read this Article

50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice - ChronicleReview.com: "The Elements of Style does not deserve the enormous esteem in which it is held by American college graduates. Its advice ranges from limp platitudes to inconsistent nonsense. Its enormous influence has not improved American students' grasp of English grammar; it has significantly degraded it."

3 comments:

Dave Zeltserman said...

Can't comment on that--it's been too long since I've look at that. But John Gardner's The Art of Fiction should be studied relentlessly by every writer.

Graham Powell said...

My own favorite nutzenbolts book is SELF-EDITING FOR FICTION WRITERS.

Dan said...

Always wante to do a pun based on the R&B song, "She be white but She be Funky" incorporating Strunk & White but never got around to it.

Maybe next week....