Thursday, March 13, 2014
HOW TO WRITE GOOD--by Cheryl Pierson
Since we don't have a regular blogger scheduled for today, I thought I would put up something funny--yet meaningful in some ways. (Tongue in cheek.)
(Number 6 should say, "Writers" not "Writes")
What do you think? Have any others to add? After years of editing, the one that comes to mind for me is, "Be careful of using too many descriptive, detailed, pointed, modifying adjectives and adverbs all together, separated by so many commas that your run on sentence can only be halted in mid-stride by a semi-colon; then, it plunges on down the mountain and around the curve toward the oblivion that it was destined for because no one can even remember or, by this point, care about what you were trying to relate in the first place."
I will say that two of the best writing books you can lay your hands on are The Elements of Style by Strunk and White, and the Little Red Writing Book by Brandon Royal. There are MANY more, but these are good to start with.
Pet peeves any one? It's your turn to talk about "Writing Good".