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The Elements of Style

Essential Reading for Writing the College Essay

Josh Stephens | Posted 05.10.2014 | College
Josh Stephens

Fortunately, Orwell, Zinsser, Lamott and all the rest demonstrate that high school doesn't necessarily matter. The process of learning to write never ends.

Easy Reader: Simon Garfield's Enthralling Just My Type, Christopher Johnson's Less Than Enthralling Microstyle

David Finkle | Posted 11.01.2011 | Books
David Finkle

When it comes to typefaces, I've long been an Arial man. Still, I'm typing this on my aging Mac in Helvetica. Why? I've finished reading Simon Garfield's irresistible Just My Type: A Book About Fonts.

Good Writing Tips

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Chris Guillebeau

The most important tip of all -- to be a writer, start writing. But for all of you overachievers out there, here are some other ideas that may help.

Generation-Y Bloggers: How To Improve Your Writing Overnight

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Tucker

The Elements of Style is a masterpiece on the art of writing well, and it's a surprisingly quick read. Seriously, this rhetoric rulebook is so slim, it'll fit in the pocket of your hoodie.