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You can’t predict what people will want to read. So don't worry about pleasing others.
Don’t try to visualize your audience; every reader is a different person. Don’t try to guess what sort of thing editors want to publish or what you think the country is in a mood to read. Editors and readers don’t know what they want to read until they read it. Besides, they’re always looking for something new.
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Writers must constantly ask: "What am I trying to say?" Most of the time, they don’t know. Then they must look at what they have written and ask: "Have I said it?"
If something isn’t important enough for your writing, then remove it. In fact, most ...
"The race in writing is not to the swift but to the original."
Make a habit of reading what is being written today and what was written by earlier masters.
Writing improves in direct ratio to the number of things we can keep out of it that shouldn’t be there.
Consider all the prepositions that are draped onto verbs that don’t need any help. Examine every word you put on paper. You’ll find a surprising number that doesn’t ser...
Professional writers rewrite their sentences over and over and then rewrite what they have rewritten.
There are many methods for writing nonfiction, but the most effective method is to find what works for you. Whatever helps you is the “right” way.
However, there are key principles to good writing, and one of them is simplicity. Writers often use complica...
Clutter doesn’t make your writing stylish; in fact, trying too hard makes your writing seem fake.
Just write naturally and clearly; don’t try too hard with fancy words or complicated sentences that are just confusing.
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