Authors, Writers, Publishers, and Book Readers
The government’s decision to pursue major publishers on antitrust charges has put the Internet retailer Amazon n a powerful position: the nation’s largest bookseller may now get to decide how much an…Continue
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J.K. Rowling's publishers must be weeping over her decision to finally offer the Harry Potter series in digital format and to (gasp!) self-publish them herself on a new site of her own. In what's an…Continue
Do not put statements in the negative form.
And don't start sentences with a conjunction.
If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a
great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing.
Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.
Unqualified superlatives are the worst of all.
If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.
Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.
- William Safire, "Great Rules of Writing"