ome subscribers to Math-Teach might be interested in a recent post "How To Write Good" [Hake (2013)].  The abstract reads:

ABSTRACT: Physoc's Art Hobson, in a post "Once more time: Writing tips" alerted readers to (a) the abstract and the slides <> he had shown for a 2009 APS talk "Writing about, and teaching, physics for non-scientists"; and (b) two recommendations -
(1) "The Craft of Scientific Writing" [Alley (1996)] at <>, and
(2) "The Elements of Style" [Strunk & White (2000)] at <>.

To Hobson's recommendations I would add:
(3) the "AIP Style Manual" [AIP (1997)] at <>;

(4) "Intellectual Journey: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom - Conversations with John Kenneth Galbraith - The Art of Good Writing" [Kreisler (1986)] at <>;

(5)  "The Technique of Clear Writing" [Gunning (1968)] at <>.

(6) "Draft No. 4: Replacing the words in boxes" [McPhee (2013)] at <>.

Q. So "HOW'm I DOin' " after having been exposed to the above 6 guides to writing good?

A. NOT BAD!  The first 489 words of this post have a Gunning Fog Index of 8.8, cf. 11.9 for the first 530 words of Hemingway's masterpiece "The Sun Also Rises" ! ; - )

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Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University
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"We are all apprentices of a craft where no one ever becomes a master."
   - Ernest Hemingway (1961)

REFERENCES [URL's shortened by <> and accessed on 08 May 2013.]
Hake, R.R. 2013. "How To Write Good," online on the OPEN! Net-Gold archives at <>. Post of 7 May 2013 20:00:15 -0700. The abstract and link to the complete post are being transmitted to several discussion lists and are on my blog "Hake'sEdStuff" at <> with a provision for comments.

Hemingway, E.  1961. New York Journal-American, 11 July.