“Don’t use no double negatives.”
Yeah, that’s right. What better way to remember good writing advice, than to see the mistake in action?
A few more for you…
- Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.
- Never, ever use repetitive redundancies.
- Don’t overuse exclamation marks!!!
- Check to see if you any words out.
- About repetition, the repetition of a word might be real effective repetition – take, for instance the repetition of Abraham Lincoln.
- It behooves us all to avoid archaic expressions.
- In my opinion, I think that an author when he is writing should definitely not get into the habit of making use of too many unnecessary words that he does not really need in order to put his message across.
- To ignorantly split an infinitive is a practice to religiously avoid.
- Last but not least, avoid cliches like the plague; seek viable alternatives.
I wish I could take credit for these beauties, but the longer, original lists have been published over at this site.
Some are self-evident. Others make you think. All of them will improve your writing.
Go take a look, and enjoy.