I have borrowed these tools from writers and editors, from authors of books on writing, and from teachers and writing coaches. Many come from the X-ray reading of texts I admire.
The first writing tool is:
Begin sentences with subjects and verbs, letting subordinate elements branch to the right. Even a long, long sentence can be clear and powerful when the subject and verb make meaning early.
The author is succinct, providing useful examples illustrating the tool described.
Their website appears to be an excellent resource for journalists and writers. I couldn’t find an RSS feed, though. Bummer.