24 thing that are a must when writing...
HOW TO WRITE GOOD
1. Avoid alliteration always.
2. Prepositions are no words to end sentences with.
3. Avoid clichés like the plague.
4. Employ the vernacular ad nauseam.
5. Eschew ampersands & abbrev., etc.
6. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.
7. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.
8. Contractions aren’t acceptable.
9. Foreign words are not apropos.
10. As Emerson said, “I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.”
11. Comparisons are as bad as clichés.
12. One should never generalize.
13. Don’t be redundant; it is highly superfluous to use more words than necessary.
14. Be specific, more or less.
15. Understatement is insipid.
16. Exaggeration is infinitely worse than understatement.
17. One word sentences? Simple. Eliminate!
18. The passive voice is to be avoided.
19. Bad analogies are like feathers on a snake.
20. Even if a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.
21. Who needs rhetorical questions?
22. Colloquialisms are grody to the max.
23. Abjure polysyllabic obfuscations.
24. Finally, chech for pselling errors and typeos.