8 Minims for Writers

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Here are eight minims about writing. They don’t rise to the importance of “maxims,” but they’re still important. If you follow them you will write better.

Writing is a craft.

To get better at a craft, you must practice it.

Great writing starts with rewriting.

Get stuff out of your head quickly so you can start rewriting.

Write the way you talk to a single person.

Read your writing aloud.

Always spellcheck your work.

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