HOW TO WRITE GOOD
· Allay alliteration.
· Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
· Avoid cliches like the plague, they're old hat.
· Comparisons are as bad as cliches.
· Employ the vernacular.
· Eschew ampersands & abbrev., etc.
· Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.
· It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.
· Contractions aren't necessary.
· Foreign words and phrases are non apropos.
· One should never generalize.
· Eliminate quotations; as Hemingway said, "Piss on quotations. Tell me what you know."
· Don't be redundant; in other words, don't use more words than necessary, as it's highly
· Be more or less specific.
· Understatement is best in every case.
· Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.
· One-word sentences? Eliminate.
· Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.
· The passive voice is to be avoided.
· Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.
· Why bother with rhetorical questions?