Omit, in order of ascending importance, superfluous words, sentences, paragraphs, articles, chapters, and books.
If it had been your exact thought you would have used my exact words.
No style guide can address the chief defect in writing, which is having nothing to say.
Ignorance prevents plagiarism but does not confer originality.
The one proven formula for a good book is to follow around someone interesting, and write down everything he says.
Reading maketh a full man, writing an exact man, and conference a man ready to quit his job.
Never look for a synonym.
By infecting others the writer cures himself.
Prose can hide every vice but vanity.
If you must choose, better to Joycify than Wallacize.
Too much plot shows too little respect for one’s audience, and too little shows too much.