Rules of good writing

  • Do not use, unnecessary, commas.
  • Do not use a foreign word when there is an adequate English quid pro quo.
  • Do not use hyperbole; not even one in a million can do it effectively.
  • Don’t repeat yourself and avoid being repetitive.
  • Don’t use no double negatives. The double negative is a no-no.
  • Don’t be redundant; don’t use more words than necessary; it’s highly superfluous.
  • Don’t indulge in sesquipedalian lexicological constructions.
  • Don’t overuse exclamation marks!!!
  • Don’t repeat yourself, or say again what you have said before.
  • “Don’t use unattributed quotations”.

Source: Eats, Shites & Leaves by A Parody

One Response to Rules of good writing

  1. Bob May 28, 2015 at 10:32 am #

    Three more:

    1. Don’t put apostrophe’s in plural’s.
    2. Don’t use it’s when you really mean its, or her’s when you mean hers, or your when you mean you’re.
    3. And never start a sentence with a conjunction. But I do it all the time.

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