How to write good

It’s Friday and the weekend is just around the corner, so time for a little fun and a slight deviation away from travel writing (well, from the travel bit, at least). I recently stumbled upon this guide on “How to write good” and am sharing it here in the hope that it will be appreciated by my fellow bloggers… enjoy!


1. Avoid alliteration. Always.

2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.

3. Avoid clichés like the plague. They’re old hat.

4. Comparisons are as bad as clichés.

5. Be more or less specific.

6. Writers should never generalise.

Seven. Be consistent!

8. Don’t be redundant; don’t use more words than necessary; it’s highly superfluous.

9. Who needs rhetorical questions?

10. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.

Comments (3)

  1. jenny says:

    It’s nice to read some advice that is set out in such a light hearted manner, makes a pleasant change.
    Unfortunately I couldn’t follow rule number 8 as I received a message saying my comment wasn’t long enough lol

  2. Chinmoy Lad says:

    It should say “How to write well” though – although judging by the rest of the article, perhaps that’s deliberate. ;)

  3. Paul Johnson says:

    It is indeed deliberate, Chin… ;-)

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