Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tuesday Tip: Overused Words

Tuesday Tip
When writing, you can do yourself, and your editor, a favor by eliminating some overused words. There are some that are universally overused, and these should be replaced with fresher ideas. Here are some to avoid when possible:

wonderful                                               amazing
it                                                             literally
really                                                      very
exactly                                                    actually
stuff                                                       things
whatever                                                 seriously
bad                                                         fine
suddenly                                                 probably
good                                                       happy

Every writer has key words that they fall back on at times. Look back over your writing and see if you can identify other words to add to this list. In the long run, your readers will thank you. And so will your editor.

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