A 10 point smorgasbord of writing advice for Christmas QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)
If you wrote down all the suggestions for writing well from successful writers, and tossed them into a hat, the top 10 would look something like this:
1. Write every day, even if it is only for 10 minutes.
2. Use the active not the passive voice.
3. Write like you talk.
4. Never use clichés.
5. Read what you write out loud, or, better yet, have someone else read it to you—sound matters.
6. Go easy on the adjectives and adverbs.
7. Keep it moving.
8. Show, don’t tell.
9. Finish it.
10. Delete the boring stuff.
Betty Kelly Sargent: founder and CEO of BookWorks.