RULES FOR WRITERERS
Verbs HAS to agree with their subjects.
Prepositions are not words to end sentences
3. And don't start a sentence with a
4. It is wrong to ever split an
5. Avoid cliches like the plague.
(They're old hat)
6. Also, always avoid
7. Be more or less
8. Parenthetical remarks (however
relevant) are (usually)
9. Also too, never, ever use
10. No sentence
11. Contractions aren't necessary
and shouldn't be used.
12. Foreign words and
phrases are not apropos.
13. Do not be
redundant; do not use more words than
14. One should NEVER
15. Comparisons are as bad as
16. Don't use no double
17. Eschew ampersands &
18. One-word sentences?
19. Analogies in writing are like
feathers on a snake.
20. The passive voice is
to be ignored.
21. Eliminate commas, that are,
however should be enclosed in commas.
Never use a big word when a diminutive one would
23. Kill all exclamation
24. Use words correctly,
irregardless of how others use them.
Understatement is always the absolute best way to put
26. Use the apostrophe in it's proper
place and omit it when
its not needed.
27. Eliminate quotations. As
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "I
Tell me what you know."
28. If you've heard it
once, you've heard it a thousand
hyperbole; not one writer in a million can use
29. Puns are for children, not
30. Go around the barn at high
noon to avoid colloquialisms.
31. Even IF a
mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.
32. Who needs rhetorical questions?
Exaggeration is a billion times worse than
34. Proofread carefully to see if
you any words out.
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