Five Writing Rules You Need to Unlearn

  1. Write as much as you have to meet the word count. You should only write enough words to make your point. Then stop.
  2. Use big words. Don’t use words if you don’t know what they mean.
  3. Don’t use I or me. In most of the writing you do as an adult, you can use I or me.
  4. No contractions. If you write your book or blog posts without any contractions, it sounds too formal.
  5. Don’t start a sentence with a conjunction. And, but, or are all OK at the beginning of sentences in informal writing.

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