Every Dividend Investor Should Have A Checklist

This is a random fact about my blog writing—I keep Elmore Leonard’s “Ten Tricks For Good Writing” handy with me whenever I work my way through a post I want to add to my website. Leonard, the author of Get Shorty and Rum Punch, gives these ten pieces of advice for writing a book:

1. Never open a book with weather.

2. Avoid prologues.

3. Never use a verb other than ‘said’ to carry dialogue.

4. Never use an adverb to modify the verb ‘said’, I admonish you gravely.

5. Keep your exclamation points under control. You are allowed no more than two or three per 100,000 words of prose.

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