- Eliminate Passive Verbs
- Avoid Wordy Verb Phrases
- Use Direct Speech
- Deflate Inflated Phrases
- Unique and Important Adjectives to Avoid
- Put a Stop to Inchoative Verbs
- Watch out for IT
- Don't Seem... BE!
- Don't Hedge Your Bets
So the writer who breeds more words than he needs
is making a chore for the reader who reads.