I know, I know. I just posted. But then I was procrastinating on my writing by looking up quotes for my facebook page- which is very important, you know. How will people know how clever I am if I don't have clever quotes displayed on my facebook page?- and I came across several gems.
Clearly, one of them is now underlying my blog title, because, my god, how true it is and it made me laugh out loud.
Here's another one:
Do not put statements in the negative form.
And don't start sentences with a conjunction.
If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a
great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing.
Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.
Unqualified superlatives are the worst of all.
If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.
Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.
~William Safire, "Great Rules of Writing"