The best book on writing is free

2018-02-28 10:08 #0 by: Niklas

One of my absolute favorite books on writing, The Elements of Style, by William Strunk jr., is free if you read it as an ebook. It’s copyright has expired.

“This style manual offers practical advice on improving writing skills. Throughout, the emphasis is on promoting a plain English style. This little book can help you communicate more effectively by showing you how to enliven your sentences.”

It’s not very long and it’s packed with good advice. A lot of it valuable for writing in any language and some of it more skewed towards written English.

You can find it in many places online. Goodreads is one:

The Elements of Style

2018-02-28 12:49 #1 by: Leia

Great find! I've downloaded it so I can have a look later Glad

All the best, Leia

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2018-02-28 12:58 #2 by: Niklas

It’s an easy read but it is a lot to think about.

2018-02-28 13:51 #3 by: jordan

This will be especially handy when writing essay papers! It is always handy to refresh your memory with some of the rules as they can be quite complicated, thanks Niklas!


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