Over the years, I’ve collected a lot of writing advice. Some of those tips have been good. These are not those tips. If you want to become a better writer, ignore these so-called tips any time you see them, no matter who you hear them from.
It was tense.
Tense is important for writers. Unfortunately, a lot of us get it wrong. That’s because tenses are a bit tricky to use.
There’s a stupid rule grammar purists cling to: “Don’t split an infinitive.”
This is well and fine, until you realize where this supposed rule came from.