advice from the Editor for all new contributors to the World
1. Avoid alliteration. Always.
2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
3. Avoid clichés like the plague--they're old hat.
4. Employ the vernacular.
5. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
6. Parentheses (however relevant) are unnecessary.
7. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.
8. Contractions aren't necessary.
9. Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.
10. One should never generalize.
11. Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, 'I
hate quotations. Tell me what you know.'
12. Comparisons are as bad as clichés.
13. Profanity sucks.
14. Don't be redundant; and don't use more words than
necessary. It's highly superfluous.
15. Be more or less specific.
17. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than
- Understatement always
18. One-word sentences? Eliminate.
19. Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.
- The passive voice is
to be avoided.
22. Even if a mixed metaphor sings, it should be
- Go around the barn at
high noon to avoid
- Who needs rhetorical
- Plagiarism is theft.
And I didn't write this.