From an NPR piece on the 50th anniversary of the classic grammar-geek reference book, The Elements of Style:
“If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy.” -Dorothy Parker
Yes, I have a copy. Yes, it is well-thumbed. But perhaps this is why I think of myself more as a “content developer” than a classical “writer”?
Thanks to Chris at Friday Playdate for the quote. (Random trivia – Chris, who I stumbled upon in the blogosphere and love, lives next door to my cousin Dave and his lovely wife Rita. Small, small world)