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message 1: by Jon (new)

Jon Etheredge (JonEtheredge) | 495 comments Found this on Google. I thought it might help.
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1. Avoid alliteration always
2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with
3. Avoid cliches like the plague (they're old hat)
4. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
5. One should never generalize
6. Comparisons are as bad as cliches
7. Be more or less specific
8. Sentence fragments? Eliminate.
9. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement
10. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary
11. Who needs rhetorical questions?

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and then I noticed some stuff is missing
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12. Way back in high school, we had to learn one of the rules of storycraft, "Never start out with backstory."

13. DON'T USE CAPS!

Jon
Author Behaving Badly


message 2: by Lesley (new)

Lesley Nowlin (LesleyNNowlin) | 2 comments Hey Jon, I would like to add one to the list. At one point I was guilty as charged. LOL.

Word repetitions!!!

Thanks for sharing. Yes, very helpful.


message 3: by Jon (new)

Jon Etheredge (JonEtheredge) | 495 comments I would say simply that "14. Bad word repetitions are bad, bad, bad."


message 4: by Kathy (new)

Kathy Petrakis | 37 comments Jon wrote: "Found this on Google. I thought it might help.
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1. Avoid alliteration always
2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with
3. Avoid cliches like the plague (th..."


That was funny - thank you :)


message 5: by K.J. (new)

K.J. Joyner (spearcarrier) Why Good Readers Love Bad Authors
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message 6: by Deborah (new)

Deborah Armstrong (DeborahArmstrong) | 20 comments Memorable musings. Merci!.


message 7: by Nick (new)

Nick (nickanthony51) | 400 comments By stop using the word gooder...


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