>>7609423 Hey anon, not sure if you saw my post in the other writing thread about it, but I agree with what most people are saying here. While it is a great book for learning specific aspects of writing and interesting to read their opinions on it, never take it as concrete, especially if you write fiction.
My professor suggested to the class that we read this. Personally, though, I'd much rather write fiction than academic or non-fiction. How would it hinder an aspiring novelist's ability to write fiction?
>>7609770 The book tends to address certain concepts in writing as absolutes and endorses certain methods of writing as the "best" out of all others in any given context. The terminology can be a little deregotary in that sense. I would still read it as most of the advice is still useful, but just understand that it is not the defacto source on writing in every medium as some of the guidelines and rules Strunk and White make limit the capacity and potential of fiction and homogenize personal style or experimentation.
Does that help a bit, anon?
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