Tuesday, May 27, 2014

20 Rules for Writing

Here are 20 rules for writing that are easy to remember, read them carefully and you will understand why.
1) Remember to never split an infinitive.
2) The passive voice should never be used.
3) Do not put statements in the negative form.
4) A verb has to agree with their subjects.
Writing Desk 9231 [explored]
Writing Desk 9231 [explored] (Photo credit: Thorbard)
5) Proofread carefully to see if you words out.
6) If you reread your work, you can find on rereading a great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing.
7) A writer must not shift your point of view.
8) And don’t start a sentence with a conjunction.
9) Remember, too, a preposition is a terrible word to end a sentence with.
10) Don’t overuse exclamation marks !!!!!!!!!
11) Place pronouns as close as possible, especially in long sentences, as of ten or more words, to their antecedents.
12) Writing carefully, dangling participles must be avoided.
13) If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.
14) Take the bull by the hand and avoid mixing metaphors.
15) Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
16) Everyone should be careful to use a singular pronoun with singular nouns n their writing.
17) Always pick on the correct idiom.
18) The adverb always follows the verb.
20) Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague; seek viable alternatives.
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