For someone who writes every day, my grammar is abysmal.
I only just picked up the Australian Style Manual for authors, editors and printers and, if I’m honest, it’s been a rude slap in the face.
I can’t say I agree with the idea that writers should use the tools at their disposal in uniform fashion. But I do believe that a dedication to understanding and honing those tools is essential.
In that regard, this book is a writer’s bible. Poignant at times, strangely pedantic at others, but necessary all the same.
If the mechanics or formalities of writing are at all of interest to you, I strongly reccomend picking it up.