Watch: The ‘Elements of Style’ rap

Two journalism students provide a twist on a classic guide to writing. Plus, the new world of perpetual revision, inspiration for great works, banned words, and more.

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Last year at this time everyone was talking about the e-reader as the next big thing.

It seems the prognosticators were right. It’s quickly becoming hard to imagine a world without Kindles, Nooks, iPads, and the like. One report found that one in 40 adults in the U.K. received an e-reader for the holidays.

A natural outgrowth of this trend has been the rise of simple, inexpensive e-publishing tools. This week, a writer discusses his experience with self-publishing and examines some of the advantages and pitfalls of the potentially endless editing that digital text allows.

Also, two guys dress up as Strunk and White for a rap video, a hashtag invites revision of popular book titles, and a second look at last year’s banished words.

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