- Don’t start a sentence with “and,” “but” or other conjunctions. Starting too many sentences with “and” or “but” will make your writing sound like a second grader’s. But use it in moderation and you will have the voice of the everyman.
- Never use slang or colloquialisms such as “y’all” or “ain’t.”
Take a look at the full list to see if there are any you’ve been dying to break free from.