Write More Good .
Wait. Did I say wacky? That is so not PC, and I need to change that. Let's see what they suggest in the section on Politically Correct terminology. Hmmm. Nothing. Although they do have the definition of wingnuts, "Genetically modified legumes capable of independent flight, though they tend to stay together in impenetrable groups close to the ground."
That has absolutely nothing to do with this post, but it was a relief to find out it is okay to use the term wacky when referring to the authors of the book.
Write More Good, which is guaranteed to get you fired if you use it, evolved from a Twitter phenomenon @fakeapstylebook and was published by Three Rivers Press, a division of Random House. When I first reviewed the book for a post here at the Blood Red Pencil, I got this idea to invite these wacky editors to do a take-off on our more serious Ask The Editor series developed by Morgan Mandel. Our regular readers are well-acquainted with this popular feature, but new visitors may want a quick briefing. Readers leave a question in the comments and the editors here at the BRP stop in throughout the day to answer them.
Today, we have invited those responsible for Write More Good to answer the questions. You, the readers, may ask serious questions if you dare, but I have no guarantee you will get a serious answer.
So let the nonsense begin....
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Posted by Maryann Miller who is a big fan of the book and has it on her desk along with Strunk and White as a handy reference guide.
Maryann Miller is an author and freelance editor. Her latest book is Open Season, which has gotten nice reviews from Library Journal and Publisher's Weekly. One Small Victory, is a top seller in the mystery bestseller list at the Amazon Kindle store. Visit her Web site for information about her books and her editing services. If you have a good book, she can help you make it better. She will stop playing with her horse and work, honest.