20 top tips on how to write proper

write,proper,funny jokesMany thanks to my good friend Susie C. for inspiring these excellent top tips on how to write proper, so we writers don’t do the job badder than we normally do:

1. Always Avoid Annoying Alliteration.

2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.

3. Avoid clichés like the plague. They’re old hat.

4. And don’t start a sentence with a conjunction.

5. Never use a big word when a diminutive one would suffice.

6. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are (usually) unnecessary.

7. Use words correctly, irregardless of how others uses them.

8. Comparisons are as bad as clichés.

9. Be more or less specific.

10.Writers should never generalize.

Eleven: be consistent.

how to write,proper,funny jokes12.Don’t be redundant; don’t use more words than necessary; it’s highly superfluous

13.Who needs rhetorical questions?

14.Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.

15.Never use swear words; it’s bloody rude.

16.Ellipses should be used very sparingly with no more than three dots ……………..if any.

17.Similes are as useful as telling a good story to a child.

18.Metaphors are useful soldiers in your battle to inspire your readers.

HTWB BWN box19.Acronyms need to be explained ASAP.

20.Ensure your sentences contain a verb. Every time.

What advice do you have on how to write proper? Please share…

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  1. Love it! I am so tired of seeing sloppy writing.

    Val

  2. I know, Val, so do I. At least we can laugh at it though!

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