Tuesday, April 21, 2009

This Practicing Writer's YouTube Debut

As you may have heard, last week marked the 50th birthday of Strunk & White's famous Elements of Style. To celebrate the occasion, my friend Anne and I (and Anne's husband) attended a panel discussion focusing on the book at the Museum of the City of New York.

Ron Hogan, of Galleycat (and Beatrice) fame, was also present, and he was gracious enough to invite Anne and me to share a few thoughts about the book. On camera.

To my knowledge, this marks my YouTube debut. Fortunately, I didn't have to speak first--that's Anne in the opening shot.

P.S.--Ron has posted a few more tidbits about the panel here.


deonne kahler said...

This is a much better YouTube debut than something involving an angry cat or Paris Hilton. Well done!

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing this video, Erika. Good point that Elements may not be especially helpful for all kinds of writing! Depending on the effect you want to create, going against certain style rules makes good sense.

Erika D. said...

Thanks for the comments!