What are your favorite rules of writing? Here are mine:
- Prefer nouns and verbs to adjectives and adverbs
- Use the active voice.
- Put statements in a positive form.
- Write to be understood, not to impress
- Don’t overuse the verb “to be” (is) (was).
- Conflict. Conflict. Conflict. Give us conflict. Hum-drum, everyday life we already got.
- Read what you write—–out loud.
Our favorite rules of writing change over time. What are your favorite rules now? At least three.