Good legal writing begins with good ordinary writing, and few better or more time-tested guides to fine writing exist than William Strunk, Jr.'s concise masterwork, The Elements of Style. The freely available online version offers the pre-E.B White 1918 edition of the book. While a few fusty recommendations remain, this work offers timeless tips on concise, forcible writing, as well as a guide to usage, and lists of troublesome expressions and commonly misspelled words. Consult it often!
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