Orwells seks skriveregler er kanskje kjent for de fleste [sjekk dem her om du er i tvil], men jeg likte dette avsnittet bedre:
A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least for questions, thus: What am I trying to say? What words will express it? What image or idiom will make it clearer? Is the image fresh enough to have an effect? And he will probably ask himself two more: Could I put it more shortly? Have I said anything that is avoidably ugly?Da er standarden satt.