A Quote to Remember!

Posted by Rita Lorraine

Hi Everybody,
Hope you’re enjoying this beautiful April weather. Just stopping through to entertain you with the cutest little writing quote!

This quote is from the “Great Rules of Writing” by William Lewis Safire, and it’s absolutely delightful and oh-so-true. Enjoy!

Do not put statements in the negative form.

And don’t start sentences with a conjunction.

If you re-read your work, you will find on re-reading that a
great deal of repetition can be avoided by re-reading and editing.

Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.

Unqualified superlatives are the worst of all.

De-accession euphemisms.

If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.

Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.

Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.

Wasn’t that adorable? Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

Best wishes and happy writing,

Rita Lorraine

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