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A writer should not aim to annoy half his audience by using gender-specific language

Try not to repeat yourself and avoid being repetative.

Don't repeat yourself, or say what you have said before.

Employ the vernacular.

It behoves you to avoid archaic expressions.

Never use a big word where a diminutive alternative will suffice.

Always avoid alliteration.

One should never generalise.

Be more or less specific

Who needs rhetorical questions?

Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement

Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.

Eschew ampersands & abbreviations etc.

Avoid clichés like the plague.

Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.

Even if a mixed metaphor sings; it should be derailed.

One word sentences? Eliminate. Always!

Don't use no double negatives.

Verbs has got to agree with their subjects.

Don't write run-on sentences when they are hard to read and leave you gasping for breath afterwards.

Don't use, commas, which aren't necessary.

Try to not ever split infinitives.

It is important to use your apostrophe's correctly.

Proofread your writing to see if you any words out.

While a transcendent vocabulary is laudable, one must be eternally careful so that the calculated objective of communication does not become ensconced in obscurity. In other words, eschew obfuscation.