"Mark Liberman finds a site, Onlinestylebooks.com, that lets you search 43 stylebooks at once"
There's a lot of philosophical blah-blah and big words after the link but all I could think about was FORTY-THREE STYLEBOOKS! AWESOME!
"Coinciding with this month’s release of THE NEW VALLEY in paperback, we ask Weil about his use of the novella form, his mountain hideaway, and his ambitions, both literary and otherwise. Given his work ethic and his early accomplishments, we expect Weil to fulfill his dreams of becoming this country’s preeminent cherry-farming, great-American-novel-writing, literary-outdoorsman."
You say you haven't heard of Josh Weil and The New Valley? Then you need to be finding out.
"Attention, DC readers! I’ll be one of the speakers this Saturday at a meeting entitled “Science Writing: From Eureka to Digital Publishing.” I’ll be giving the “digital tools and techniques” talk. Don’t expect an html tutorial; I’ll be talking instead about how to adapt the fundamental of good science writing to new formats."
Oooh, this looks great. It's one of those Smithsonian Resident Associate Programs — $85 for an all-day seminar with tops names in science writing. More info at http://residentassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/reserve.aspx?performanceNumber=220150
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