|#7572|| William Safire's rules for writing as seen in the New York Times|
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.
Never, ever use repetitive redundancies.
Also, avoid awkward or affected alliteration.
Last, but not least, avoid cliche's like the plague.
|#7573|| Everyone writes on the walls except me. -Said to be graffiti seen in Pompeii|
|#7574|| I tripped over a hole that was sticking up out of the ground.|
|#7575|| I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after|
they're dead. -Samuel Goldwyn
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|#7577|| Evil isn't all bad.|
|#7578|| I disagree with unanimity.|
|#7579|| "It's a step forward although there was no progress."|
President Hosni Murbarak of Egypt attempting to put the best face
on a disappointing summit meeting between President Clinton and
the Syrian dictator Hafez Assad.
|#7580|| "I always avoid prophesying beforehand because it is much better|
to prophesy after the event has already taken place. " - Winston
|#7581|| All truths are true to an extend, including this one. -XA|