Today I received my copy of Steven Pinker’s book The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century. Judging by the notes on the dust cover, it should be good. Pinker is a cognitive scientist with solid writing credentials (e.g. chair of the American Heritage Dictionary’s usage panel). As a cognitive scientist, he brings a perspective that I haven’t seen in other books on how to write.
If you are a lawyer, then you are a professional writer. If you read this blog, you already know that. I am not yet ready to endorse this book, because I haven’t read it yet. But as a professional writer, are you on the lookout for books like this? If not, you should be.