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How to be a good writer

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★♥*¨¨*Little Ann*¨¨*♥★

★♥*¨¨*Little Ann*¨¨*♥★ Report 23 Jun 2008 13:27

Back to the drawing board eh Mike pmsl

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 23 Jun 2008 13:24

PRINCE! Don't you dare!

Your writing is excellent!
xxx

Prince of Dreams

Prince of Dreams Report 23 Jun 2008 13:20

Have just ripped up my unfinished novel lol

OH

OH Report 23 Jun 2008 13:04

The only way you will become a good writter is to write something other than,

"Once upon a time"

★♥*¨¨*Little Ann*¨¨*♥★

★♥*¨¨*Little Ann*¨¨*♥★ Report 23 Jun 2008 12:48

I like it too Rose :))))

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 23 Jun 2008 12:18

I just love this Ann!

Am going to print it off and pin it up by my desk as I work on the 'literary masterpiece' lol.

xx

★♥*¨¨*Little Ann*¨¨*♥★

★♥*¨¨*Little Ann*¨¨*♥★ Report 23 Jun 2008 12:04

pmsl Heather, me neither lol

I am still learning to talk properer LOL

★♥*¨¨*Little Ann*¨¨*♥★

★♥*¨¨*Little Ann*¨¨*♥★ Report 23 Jun 2008 11:46

Come on girls, did you not go to school? pmsl

Taff

Taff Report 23 Jun 2008 11:40

Pardon ???

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 23 Jun 2008 11:20

me neither and I do not like the sound of a dangling participle!!!

**Stella ~by~ Starlight**★..★..★

**Stella ~by~ Starlight**★..★..★ Report 23 Jun 2008 11:18

but i can't pronounce most of them words .....?

★♥*¨¨*Little Ann*¨¨*♥★

★♥*¨¨*Little Ann*¨¨*♥★ Report 23 Jun 2008 11:17

Follow these tips and you will be able to write gooder :)))

Always avoid alliteration.
Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
Avoid clichés like the plague—they're old hat.
Employ the vernacular.
Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.
Parenthentical words however must be enclosed in commas.
It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.
Contractions aren't necessary.
Do not use a foreign word when there is an adequate English quid pro quo.
One should never generalize.
Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know."
Comparisons are as bad as clichés.
Don't be redundant; don't use more words than necessary; it's highly superfluous.
It behooves you to avoid archaic expressions.
Avoid archaeic spellings too.
Understatement is always best.
Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.
One word sentences? Eliminate. Always!
Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.
The passive voice should not be used.
Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.
Take the bull by the hand and avoid mixed metaphors—even if a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.
Who needs rhetorical questions?
Don't use commas, that, are not, necessary.
Do not use hyperbole; not one in a million can do it effectively.
Never use a big word where a diminutive alternative would suffice.
Subject and verb always has to agree.
Be more or less specific.
Placing a comma between subject and predicate, is not correct.
Use youre spell chekker to avoid mispelling and to catch typograhpical errers.
Don't repeat yourself, or say again what you have said before.
Don't be redundant.
Use the apostrophe in it's proper place and omit it when its not needed.
Don't never use no double negatives.
Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.
Hopefully, you will use words correctly, irregardless of how others use them.
Eschew obfuscation.
No sentence fragments.
Don't indulge in sesquipedalian lexicological constructions.
A writer must not shift your point of view.
Don't overuse exclamation marks!!!
Place pronouns as close as possible, especially in long sentences, as of 10 or more words, to their antecedents.
Writing carefully, dangling participles must be avoided.
If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.
Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
Everyone should be careful to use a singular pronoun with singular nouns in their writing.
Always pick on the correct idiom.
The adverb always follows the verb.
And always be sure to finish what