>The Ten Mistakes

>You already know this stuff, but it’s always worth a reminder. From Holt Uncensored, here’s a great review of The Ten Mistakes: ten common mistakes writers make. The website goes into detail, but here’s the basic list (keywords to help remind you of the underlying rule) for printing out and posting next to your computer monitor:

1. REPEATS
2. FLAT WRITING
3. EMPTY ADVERBS
4. PHONY DIALOGUE
5. NO-GOOD SUFFIXES
6. THE ‘TO BE’ WORDS
7. LISTS
8. SHOW, DON’T TELL
9. AWKWARD PHRASING
10. COMMAS

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