Effective Writing Practice

LOL.
I saw this in my draft list and I can’t remember where I got this. But anyway, I’m re-posting it. Hope you learn something from it to help you write effectively.

  • Avoid alliteration. Always.
  • Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
  • Avoid cliches like the plague. (They’re old hat.)
  • Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.
  • Contractions aren’t necessary.
  • Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.
  • One should never generalize. [–> my favorite ]
  • Comparisons are as bad as clichés.
  • Don’t be redundant; don’t use more words than necessary; it’s highly superfluous.
  • B more or less specific.
  • One-word sentences? Eliminate.
  • Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.
  • Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.
  • Even if a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.
  • Who needs rhetorical questions?
  • Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.

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