Sunday, July 5, 2009

Helpful riting tips

By Trina Boice

I've been sick all weak with the flu, so all I can muster for today's blog are 15 helpful riting tips to improve your craft. Enjoy!

1. Verbs has to agree with their subjects.

2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.

3. And don't start a sentence with a conjunction.

4. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.

5. Avoid cliches like the plague.

6. Also, always avoid annoying alliteration.

7. Be more or less specific.

8. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are (usually) unncessary.

9. Also, too, never ever use repetitive redundancies.

10. No sentence fragments.

11. Contractions aren't necessary and shouldn't be used.

12. Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.

13. never use a big word when a diminutive word would suffice.

14. Use words correctly, irregardless of how others use them.

15. Who needs rhetorical questions.


Marcia Mickelson said...

That was really funny!! Thanks for the sound advice.

Valerie Ipson said...

These are great. Thanks for sharing them.

Rebecca Talley said...


Christine Thackeray said...

Love it and feel better

Cindy Beck said...

Very funny ... thanks. Hope you feel better soon.

Tristi Pinkston said...

Hee hee hee ...