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Title: Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style
Author: Benjamin Dreyer
Length: 320 Pages
Instead of reading my standard fiction book, I decided to go with something that will add to the writing toolbelt.
After reading this book, I felt inspired, rejuvenated, and surprised by either how much I had forgotten or how much has changed since my last grammar class.
So, it has been a while since I’ve read an editing guide and until I researched the author, I wasn’t about to dive into another one of these because let’s face it, how many self-help editing guides come out each year? Yeah…but, as soon as I glanced at the bottom line of the cover, my interest perked up.
If you skimmed the cover, much like I did the first time, then you may have missed the line that states: Copy Chief of Random House.
And as many of us aspiring authors know, Random House is not some hole in the wall publishing house.
After diving into the first few chapters, I knew I couldn’t put this book down until I had read it through at least once. But, let’s be honest here, I’m probably going to read this thing at least two more times, so I don’t miss anything because, yes, it is that good!
If you are a writer and have finished your manuscript (Woot!!), pick this book up at the library, on audible, on Amazon, where ever you prefer and really give this one a close detailed read-through because it will help polish your work to an extraordinary degree.
Also, the guide covers both fiction and nonfiction elements of writing, so don’t feel like your niche won’t be included because, believe me, they cover just about every question and then some within these 320 pages of editing goodness.
Check it out on Amazon here.