5 Writing Rules Everyone Should Know

Wherever you fall on the Writing-Skillz Spectrum, it never hurts to review the basics. Below are some good rules of thumb to keep in mind as you put pen to paper. (Of course, in writing, as with just about anything, there are exceptions to every rule. But you gotta know the rules in order to break ‘em, right?)


This infographic is courtesy of Jennifer Frost of GrammarCheck. Visit them online at grammarcheck.net or check out the free online grammar checker at grammarcheck.net/editor for proofreading help. 

baihley-grandisonBaihley Grandison is the associate editor of Writer’s Digest and a freelance writer. Follow her on Twitter @baihleyg, where she mostly tweets about writing (Team Oxford Comma!), food (HUMMUS FOR PRESIDENT, PEOPLE), and Random Conversations With Her Mother.

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2 thoughts on “5 Writing Rules Everyone Should Know

  1. Maggie Mahal

    I like all of this, but the double negatives bit is negotiable for me when it comes to dialogue. Many people use them when talking. I generally will only use them in dialogue when pointing out differences between characters’ speech, especially if the other character is the type to correct the offending grammar.


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