- Closure is required.
- Each character has an arc that gets them from point A to point B. Point B is noticeably different from point A.
- Describe with the five senses.
- Write such that the words make beautiful speech. Everyone reads in an internal monologue — so sentences that are easy to speak sound clearer and flow nicely.
- Given point 4: grammar is, for the most part, optional. I don’t need to worry about the semantics and style of language; I just need to make sure you pause when I need you to.
- Making things up often seems more real than heavy research. Use this as a word of advice for fiction and a word of caution for nonfiction.
- Write like a human. Listicles give you points on the search engines, but there is something artificial about lists.
- That being said, use lists if you’re lazy.
- Brevity is the soul of wit.
- Try not to think about it too hard.
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