Adapted from Marc H. Raibert:
Good Writing is Bad Writing That Was Rewritten
Almost all good writing starts out bad. Rather than leave it bad, the good writer rewrites and refines it until it is good, or even very good. This process may take several passes over the same words, sentences, and paragraphs.
My formula for good writing is simple: once you decide that you want to produce good writing then all that remains is to write badly, and to revise the writing until it is good.
Active voice and logical matching of subject and verb
[The author states (not the book);
avoid using words like get, thing... - they are often empty filler words]
Do not use contractions [will not instead of won't] or misuse apostrophe's [sic]
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