Mark Twain was a man who knew his way around the English language. We're talking about the guy responsible for such bon mots as "Golf is a good walk spoiled," "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated," and "Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education." We have no idea what that last one means, but damn, it sounds good.
If you pore over the pearls of wisdom that the Great American Author left behind, you'll find that, unsurprisingly, a lot of them have to do with how to write well. We gathered up some of his greatest pieces of writing advice, and found that he still has a lot to teach us.