Screw Strunk & White

by phil on Wednesday Mar 25, 2009 1:35 AM

Well, not really.

It's the 50th Anniversary of Strunk & White's seminal The Elements of Style. There are arguments in the blogosphere about what the book means or which rules really matter, etc.

My response to all of that:

Just get the word out.

Maybe that speaks to the kind of writer I am. I don't like writing for writing's sake. I couldn't pull an Emily Dickinson, and just write and write, and file it in a box. Writing, for me, has more to do with persuasion, conversation, user-experience, and selling ideas. I wouldn't belong at a writer's convention.


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