- Title: Grammatically Correct The WRITER’S ESSENTIAL GUIDE to punctuation, spelling, style, usage and grammar
- Author: Anne Stilman
- Year Published: 1997 (Writer’s Digest Books)
- Year Purchased: 2002/2003
- Source: Writer’s Digest Book Club
- About: This volume is essential. It’s like taking a refresher course in grammar without having to socialize with anyone. I enjoy that. I’m guilty of knowingly flouting some of the rules in the book but at least I am aware of my transgressions. You should be, too.
- Motivation: A writer needs reference books. Many, many reference books.
- Times Read: Cover-to-cover: a few/As reference tool: countless
- Random Excerpt/Page vi: “For one thing, I’ve sought to liven up what can be a somewhat dusty subject by excerpting passages from very quotable literary works, both classic and modern. Academic explanations of how to use a certain punctuation mark or stylistic technique are all very well, but a “real-life” illustration can be a lot more convincing-and entertaining. My thanks here to all those authors whose work I have cited.”
- Happiness Scale: 10
I be needing this book!
Buy it, buy it now! It’s extremely useful.
Thanks for the info.
You are welcome!
That’s a great summary of a really helpful book – not just for writers…
Thanks. I truly believe that everyone can benefit from books like this.
I love books on grammar – seriously!
I do, too. I grew up loving reference books of every kind. That has not changed. I still get so excited whenever I buy a new one.