I am eager to hear your top three (or five?) writing tips for CRAFTING sentences. (not story advice please. I'm referring to grammar/style/clarity mistakes, things which interrupt the flow of a narrative and annoy the reader.) For example, I have heard these repeated: 1-Avoid passive voice 2-Avoid adverbs if possible 3-Avoid use of 'ing' words. I am interested in writing as clearly as possible and I hope to gather a running list here of what you guys see as the most common 'amateur' mistakes in crafting sentences for fiction. Thanks in advance!