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The Ten Commandments of Writing


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The Ten Commandments of Writing

  1. 1. The 10 Commandments of Good Writing 1. Realize that all good writing must have a clear purpose. 2. Recognize that less is more—too many words can bore your reader. 3. Understand that the most important information belongs at the beginning of your document. 4. Avoid all mistakes in grammar, punctuation, and spelling. 5. Think about what your readers want before beginning to write. 6. Make an impact on your readers by making your writing powerful. 7. Don’t use complex words when you have simple ones. 8. Leave out all information that does not relate to your main purpose. 9. Use descriptive words to bring your writing to life. 10. Never assume that your readers know more than they do.