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How to write better in 10 easy steps

I just read a blog post by John Scalzi, entitled Writing Tips for Non-Writers Who Don't Want to Work at Writing. It had some good tips, including the following great rule of thumb:

For every spelling error you make, your apparent IQ drops by 5 points. For every "there, they're, their" type of mistake you make, your apparent IQ drops by 10 points. Sorry about that, but there it is.

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