Friday, January 02, 2009

Writers click here

This post by Moonrat over at Editorial Ass is genius. If you're a writer (aspiring or published or whatever), seriously close out your Facebook page, log off your e-mail and go read it.

If you're intrigued (or guilty!) go buy Strunk & White's Elements of Style. In college we had to memorize entire paragraphs from this short, boring-yet-brilliant grammar book. It's like my writing Bible.

5 comments:

Jill Wheeler said...

Yep, that was an excellent post.

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

At first it is hard to imagine than anyone writes like that. Then it sinks in that, yes, indeed, they often do. That is a very good post. Thanks for pointing it out, Anna.

BBJD said...

What is Facebook? Can I access the link without closing it?

Anita said...

The post made me think about words I find myself using over and over---just, all, anyway, that---words I could almost always do without. I wonder if others have the same problem????

Crimogenic said...

The post was funny, yet sad. Who knew almost published writers were still writing like that... um, the Stephenie Meyers crack was hilarious too.