Jul 30, 2013

Great Rules of Writing by William Safire

Posted by AJ Blythe at Tuesday, July 30, 2013
  1. Do not put statements in the negative form.
  2. And don't start sentences with a conjunction.
  3. If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a greta deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing.
  4. Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.
  5. Unqualified superlatives are the worst of all.
  6. De-accessin euphemisms.
  7. If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.
  8. Avoid trendy locations that sound flaky.
  9. Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.

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