Mark Twain’s Writing Advice #10 of 10

As to the adjective: When in doubt, strike it out. ~ Mark Twain

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Mark Twain’s Writing Advice #9 of 10

Use plain, simple language, short words, and brief sentences… don’t let fluff and flowers and verbosity creep in. ~ Mark Twain

Mark Twain’s Writing Advice #8 of 10

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug. ~ Mark Twain

Mark Twain’s Writing Advice #7 of 10

Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very.’ Your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. ~ Mark Twain

Mark Twain’s Writing Advice #4 of 10

The time to begin writing an article is when you have finished it to your satisfaction. ~ Mark Twain