Grammar Rules for Authors

Miss Cellania has an oldie but goodie list of literary rules (the sort of thing that circulated on Usenet). Here are a few:

* Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
* And don't start a sentence with a conjunction.
* Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.
* Do not be redundant; do not use more words than necessary; it's highly superfluous.
*One should NEVER generalize.


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Orin, alliteration involves consonants. If it's multiple vowel sounds, it's called assonance. And there's no rule about avoiding it.
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"Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement."

I think I'd be willing to take that one literally. No one ever made an understatement accompanied by numerous exclamation marks.
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