The Elements of Style 

Short little gem of a book written one hundred years ago.

If you want to know the exactly right way to punctuate any sentence or if you have a mechanic's interest in how English works, read this.

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3 Rules for Grammar and Speling
1.  Don't crucify yourself over spelling or grammar. They are not important enough to stop you.
2.  When you produce a sentence that is surely one of the finest ever written, be confident that it probably is not.
3.  One adjective is usually one too many.
   
Word Count
Do Count The body of your article.
Do Count Anyone you are quoting as spoken word.
Do Not Count The title or your name.
Do Not Count Any part of your article which you did not compose, ie; 3rd party documents / reference text.