This is part of a series of posts on how I write. I am not actually starting here. I just thought I’d acknowledge a book before the start.
The book in question is Language in Thought and Action and you should read it.
I try to be scrupulous about making acknowledgements. If I borrow an idea from somewhere, I mention the source when I talk of the idea.
But what if a bunch of ideas influences you so much that you use it virtually every time you think or write? You can’t help but be unfair to such those ideas, because you can’t possibly acknowledge them everytime you open your mouth.
Language in Thought and Action by S I Hayakawa is such a book. I will be using ideas and terms from the book very often, so I won’t spend more time explaining what the book is about, but you can read the first few pages here.