For Aspiring Writers

I found a most excellent book at the library the other day— The Elements of Style, by William Strunk and E. B. White.

It’s quite dry, of course, and rather slow and dull to read.  However, the advice, or rather instructions, for utilizing the English language contained in it is priceless.  The book explains a great deal about how to write (and speak) correctly.  For instance, it begins by telling you, that one must write “Burns’s poems”, and not “Burns’ poems” (I quoted the book).

I believe it’s out of print now, but you may be able to get it from your library (or request it if they don’t have it).  You could also find it used, in all likelihood.  Enjoy!

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3 responses to “For Aspiring Writers

  1. This is an indispensable reference book. I used it all through college and still check details with it from time to time!

  2. This book is definitely not out of print and has several editions. Like you said, it can be found used and quite easily. Also good to have it on hand for small quandaries.

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