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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