Monday, March 06, 2006

"Move Over, Strunk & White: There's a New Kid in Town"

Chip Scanlan's latest article in his "Chip on Your Shoulder" e-newsletter talks about a new book on writing, Spunk & Bite: A Writer's Guide to Punchier, More Engaging Language & Style by Arthur Plotnik.

Here's a good quote from his Q&A with Plotnik:
"Have faith in the power of language to compete with anything. Does language still matter in this supposedly dumbed-down world? You bet it does -- and will, until people stop using words to symbolize everything that stimulates them. Nothing has ever stirred juices and roused souls more than well-chosen words. Almost always you will soar above the crowd or be lost in it depending on how you use language."

Here's an excerpt from Plotnik's book.

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