Ummmm, you do realize these are one author's "rules" (which he broke regularly) and not the general rules you get in a writing class, and I did say that I thought a few people might find these amusing???
Have you read any Elmore Leonard? He's really quite fun and wasn't one to not take a poke at the writing life with a little sarcasm (like his rule #10)
So sorry if you took this to heart as being some sort of teaching tool...
this on his writing style: "Commended by critics for his gritty realism and strong dialogue, Leonard sometimes took liberties with grammar in the interest of speeding the story along. In his essay "Elmore Leonard's Ten Rules of Writing" he said: "My most important rule is one that sums up the 10: If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it." He also hinted: "I try to leave out the parts that readers tend to skip.""