I didn’t realize just how valuable the “Guide to Professional Clamdigging” was until I started teaching creative writing to college students and saw their grammar. I thought surely everyone knew how to punctuate dialog, when to use semi-colons, etc. Not so. Not by a longshot. These weren’t dumb kids, but their grammar was abysmal. Thank goodness for “Clamdigging” or I probably would have been in the same situation.