A copy of "The Elements of Style" by Strunk & White with illustrations from Maria Kalman arrived for me today. I bought it to help me with my written English at work... with the hope being that it will trickle down to my non-work writing.
It's an absolute cracker of an artefact... Kalman's illustrations are truly first class... and the content from Strunk & White is inspirational:
"Meaningful. A bankrupt adjective. Choose another, or rephrase."
"Interesting. An unconvincing word; avoid it as a means of introduction. Instead of announcing that what you are about to tell is interesting, make it so."
"As yet. Yet nearly always is as good, if not better."
I'll let you know how I get on.