Good Writing Techniques

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by Frank L. Visco

  1. Avoid alliteration. Always.

  2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.

  3. Avoid cliches like the plague--they're old hat.

  4. Employ the vernacular.

  5. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.

  6. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.

  7. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.



  9. Contractions aren't necessary.

  10. Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.

  11. One should never generalize.

  12. Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "I hate quotations. Tell me what
    you know."

  13. Comparisons are as bad as cliches.

  14. Profanity sucks.

  15. Don't be redundant; don't use more words than necessary. It's highly

  16. Be more or less specific.

  17. Understatement always is best.

  18. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.

  19. One-word sentences? Eliminate.

  20. Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.

  21. The passive voice is to be avoided.

  22. Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.

  23. Even if a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.

  24. Who needs rhetorical questions?

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