If you do this, you will be rewarded a thousand-fold.
This book is a must for anyone who writes and is dedicated to their writing-craft, or for anyone who reads and aspires to a true appreciation of what writing is.
Virginia's insight into sentence structure and style expose the sheer beauty of the English language.
As a long-time teacher of grammar, I was always dismayed at approaches to the subject that treated grammar and syntax as a set of rules that had to be slavishly followed. Read morePublished 5 months ago by gramm
Same as 'On Writing Fiction'. It's a 'must' if one wants to write well. It is a 'heavy duty' study and HAS to be studied. I will do it - time and time again.Published 5 months ago by Danka Scholtz von Lorenz
Use this book as a style guide, or pursue the written beauty of our English language as an inspiration. I wish I could drop all and attend one of Tufte's seminars. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Daniel Herkes
I took this book to the print shop and had it spiral bound. Then I added index tabs. Now it's easy to find what I need.Published 12 months ago by Evarka
Virginia Tufte makes an area of thinking often too intimidatingly esoteric approachable and useful in everyday life--the power of simply changing how we say what we want to say in... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Ian Ritchie
I don't think this is a book to get to try to learn to be a better writer. Here is a short passage from the second page:
"Short basic sentences may be divided into four... Read more
As a writer I am always on the lookout for guides that can push me to write better, and this book certainly fills the bill. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Maryka Biaggio
I had seen some pages from this book when I was a student in a freshman writing course 40 years ago. Only now have I seen the entire book, which was long out of print. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Scientist in San Francisco