I’ll admit it (actually I do regularly…), being a writer doesn’t mean I’m the best at spelling or punctuation.
Even when we know our subject well, there are things we may forget or overlook. So, having information sources we can refer to helps. It was the best of sentences it was the worst of sentences is one of those resources.
It was the best of sentences it was the worst of sentences by June Casagrande is a short humorous book about grammar. It reminds us about(or teaches us about) the grammar stuff we writers ought to know. It does one other thing too. It was the best of sentences it was the worst of sentences, is funny.
This isn’t a paid promotion, it’s just me sharing something I’ve found in my writing adventures. And it’s true, It was the best of sentences it was the worst of sentences, contains actual humor along with useful and thought-provoking information about perfecting our writing on the copy editing level.
It probably won’t help with the developmental editing part of the process, but it reminds us not to write about an “Antique desk suitable for lady with thick legs and large drawers” (that’s the actual title of chapter 9…). It helps us with the small-scale part of the writing that makes a big difference.
It’s a quick read by someone who really knows what she’s talking about. And it’s an area in which we writers need to know what we’re talking about. So, in my estimation it’s really worth the reading time and space of the shelf.
It’s worth checking out, dear reader. And, I encourage you to check it out. Your writing is worth the effort.
I’ll see you next post.