Posts Tagged: elements of style

The Rumpus Interview with Joe Ide


Joe Ide discusses his debut novel, IQ his writing process, and why he enjoys fly fishing. ...more

The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Jonathan Travelstead


I try to...consider the writing process as seriously as I do entering a house with black smoke puffing from its eaves. ...more

Grammar As You Like It


Everybody has that one friend who insists they know good grammar. They’re probably wrong—Harvard cognitive scientist Steven Pinker insists strict rules just don’t matter because language is fluid. Mother Jones explains the grammatically anti-authoritarian position:

…language is never set in stone; rather, it is a tool that is constantly evolving and changing, continually adding new words and undoing old rules and assumptions.