writing

How to write with style

Kurt Vonnegut wrote a lovely essay on style. Why should you read it? I’ll let him answer: Why should you examine your writing style with the idea of improving it? Do so as a mark of respect for your readers, whatever you’re writing. If you scribble your thoughts any which way, your readers will surely …

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The Economist style guide available online

I was reading last week’s Economist on the metro and noted that they’ve published their style guide online. I’m fond of their clear, pithy style, especially after a day of reading legalese. More modern and accessible than Strunk & White, it should serve you well in all your writing.

Short Stories

John Collier’s The Chaser, in which a young man learns the relative price of love and death. Herman Melville’s Bartleby the Scrivener, a tale of maddening politeness in the office. Enjoy.