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Are You Grammarphobic? 8 You Could Look It Up A writer's style is his or her distinctive way of writing. Quoth the Maven When it comes to writing style, the head weenie at the roast was New Yorker writer E. B. White. In the summer of 1957, White revised and reissued a slender writing guidebook he had used at Cornell, written by his pro- fessor, William Strunk. Fewer than 100 pages long, the book has never been out of print since--and with good cause; it's a honey. A Civil Tongue: Standards for Effective Communication Good writing and speaking meets five basic standards: It's clear, complete, correct, efficient, and effective. Here are some examples: