Elmore Leonard, a great crime writer, with a terrific sense of humor has Ten Rules of Writing that you can find posted on the web. (Google his name and they should come up.) The one I like best as a mystery novel writer is: "Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip." He says this is "perpetrating hooptedoodle".
I'm a serious writer, meaning I have a regular daily writing habit, and I'm interested in sharing my work through publication. My favorite literary form is the novel. I write to entertain myself and my readers.