Many writers have offered advice that can help new writers. A few of my favorites:

  1. Adverbs and adjectives are most detrimental to precision and concision. — Susan Bell
  2. Adverbs and adjectives are for first drafts. Replace them with stronger verbs, metaphors or actions.
  3. Capitalization is the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse and, well, you get the point.
  4. There’s great power in words, if you don’t use too many of them. — Josh Billings

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