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How to write good ... some lessons for the posters


    1. Avoid alliteration. Always.

    2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.

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

    4. Comparisons are as bad as cliches.

    5. Be more or less specific.

    Six. Be consistent!

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

    8. Who needs rhetorical questions?

    9. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.

  • May I ask you what is the meaning of 'alliteration'

    The remaining advices, very interesting, thanks,

  • Alliteration is the use of 2 or more words in series or in close proximity in a phrase or sentence, that have the same consonant sound. (Note that the emphasis is on the SOUND, not the letter itself.)

    Perhaps the most famous example is “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.”

    By the way, Carlos, beware of reading this advice very literally, as it is written ironically. [As one forum member likes to add in warning, “sarcastic!”]

  • One glaring error that make is repetition - using the same word either in the same sentence or in the next sentence where they just clash. I try to wipe that out on the first read-through, especially when other words can take their place.

    I never have to write anything 'official' nowadays, which is probably just as well. When posting to forums I don't take much notice of what I type to be honest.