Friday’s List To Live By #103

Writing has been a part of my ministry for 52 years. For the past 10 years it has been almost daily in writing this blog.

So, I thought it might be interesting to share with our readers principles guiding my writing. Plus, this will serve as some helpful tips for aspiring writers.

Today’s post offers 10 simple, succinct, and specific suggestions for good writing.

How To Write Good

1. Avoid. Alliteration. Always.

2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.

3. Avoid clichés like the plague. They’re old hat.

4. Comparisons are as bad as clichés.

5. Be more or less specific.

6. Writers should never generalize.

Seven. Be consistent!

8. Don’t be redundant; don’t use more words than necessary; it’s highly superfluous.

9. Who needs rhetorical questions?

10. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.

There you have it. A list for writers to live by.

–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman

Disclaimer #1. This is written in the spirit of the Babylon Bee. I thought with all the serious problems around us we could use a bit of humor.

Disclaimer #2. This is not original with me. I plagiarized it from anonymous.

Hmm, I think I should add#11. Always poof your wrighting. Mispeled words. typoos, and grammitcal erors is distracting too reeders.


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7 responses to “Friday’s List To Live By #103

  1. Clifton L Dennis

    LOL!!!! Humor has its place anywhere, I love it!


  2. Jerry King

    Original or not, that was pretty funny. Thanks for a good laugh to start the morning.


  3. Linda

    My two daughters are English majors! Can’t wait to share this with them!!


  4. Linda Ma M

    My two daughters are English majors! Can’t wait to share this with them!!


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  6. Jim G

    I would like to add a tip. Be serious about education. Not caring about composition and grammar disqualifies you later in life when you may have something to say or write. (Spoken from personal experience.)


  7. Mary Ann Johnson



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