25 Writing Tips For Writers, Editors, and Authors

This short, sweet and simple list recaps 25 of the most basic checklist for writers. While reading, I was reminded of Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. The best advice is quite often the most simple.

Herminia Chow

So I’ve posted these already on my Facebook and Twitter pages but I wanted to compile a list of all 25 tips together. Also, if you would like you can find these on my Facebook page and my Twitter feed where I post one writing tip a day.


  1. Fall in love with reading first. Then fall in love with writing next.
  2. Learn the rules of good writing before you break them.
  3. Perfect the art of imperfection.
  4. What is obvious to you may not necessarily be obvious to your audience.
  5. Writing starts with one person: you.
  6. Do: be specific. Do not: be vague.
  7. Every line in your story must be there for a reason. If there isn’t, get rid of it.
  8. To avoid confusion, avoid jargon.
  9. Avoid starting a sentence with a numeral.
  10. Before you become a full-fledged writer, you must first stop making excuses.
  11. Your writing can constantly…

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