The Sense of Style: The Thinking Persons Guide to Writing in the 21st Century by Steven PinkerA short and entertaining book on the modern art of writing well by New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker
Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing? Why should any of us care?
In The Sense of Style, the bestselling linguist and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker answers these questions and more. Rethinking the usage guide for the twenty-first century, Pinker doesn’t carp about the decline of language or recycle pet peeves from the rulebooks of a century ago. Instead, he applies insights from the sciences of language and mind to the challenge of crafting clear, coherent, and stylish prose.
In this short, cheerful, and eminently practical book, Pinker shows how writing depends on imagination, empathy, coherence, grammatical knowhow, and an ability to savor and reverse engineer the good prose of others. He replaces dogma about usage with reason and evidence, allowing writers and editors to apply the guidelines judiciously, rather than robotically, being mindful of what they are designed to accomplish.
Filled with examples of great and gruesome prose, Pinker shows us how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right.
The Power of a Sense of Style
How to Develop Your Own Sense of Style
Fashion is the perfect way to show your unique traits to the world. People with good style pay attention to the color, cut, and fabric of their clothes. The options are endless! Experiment to find out what clothes flatter your figure and express your unique personality. After all, great style is style that is truly your own! To have a great sense of style, begin by choosing clothing in colors that look good on you and that you feel confident in.
01. Build Up Your Wardrobe with Basics and Investment Pieces
Your style expresses who you are to the world. Do your research by consulting a range of fashionable sources., And since the fashion world can be rather intimidating— Which trends do I try? Where should I shop?
Great style is all about self-expression, so the easiest way to look and feel fabulous is by simply being yourself. Sometimes, being authentic is easier said than done. But over the long-term, comparing yourself to others can wreak havoc on your self-worth, not to mention the ability to create a signature style that expresses your truest self. You were born with a unique fingerprint, hair, skin and eye color, along with a point of view that makes the world more interesting with you in it. So why be anyone else? If being authentic is new to your style vocabulary, try these tips to get moving in the right direction.
But when it comes to finding your unique style, most of those sources will leave you at a loss. Like developing a taste for fine art, developing a personal style is one of those nebulous things that seems impossible to achieve—yet easy to recognize when someone else has it. But some ideas will lead you toward a unique, individual fashion sense. To define or refine your style this year, try out these tips! This can come from anywhere you like: friends, celebrities, brands, you name it. These ideas can take lots of different forms.