Thereâ€™s an interesting articleÂ by Sam Leith in todayâ€™s Guardian newspaper, grandly titled â€˜The new rules for good writing in the 21st centuryâ€™, with just a touch of hubris.
I donâ€™t agree with everything in the article, but thereâ€™s plenty of solid advice there and itâ€™s definitely worth reading. I now feel suitably educated, not least having never previously heard of a right-branching sentence.
Just to pick up one thing, do we need to be told never to start our emails to strangers at work with the greeting â€˜Hiâ€™? Not in my world.
I do like that â€˜be clearâ€™ is ranked above â€˜be correctâ€™, with the lovely instruction on clarity to put simplicity first, but that â€˜splashes of colour stand out better on a plain backgroundâ€™.