Love this piece on many gems:…
11. Prefer the simple over the technical.

Use shorter words, sentences and paragraphs at points of complexity.
21. Know when to back off and when to show off.

When the topic is most serious, understate; when least serious, exaggerate.
25. Learn the difference between reports and stories.

Use one to render information, the other to render experience.
26. Use dialogue as a form of action.

Dialogue advances narrative; quotes delay it.
28. Put odd and interesting things next to each other.

Help the reader learn from contrast.
41. Turn procrastination into rehearsal.

Plan and write it first in your head.
48. Limit self-criticism in early drafts.

Turn it loose during revision.
Is there anything better than great writing about how to create great writing?
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