Just ‘cause…

Saturday, February 9, 2008

(Herer's another qoute I found about writing. I thought it was kind of funny.)

Do not put statements in the negative form.
And don’t start sentences with a conjunction.
If you reread your work ,you will find on rereading that a great deal of repetition can be avoid by rereading and editing.
Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.
Unqualified superlatives are the worst of all.
De-accession euphemisms.
If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.
Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
Last, but not least, avoid clichés like the plague.
~ William Safire, “Great Rules for Writing”