Writing Tip — 31

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Some words to search for and delete from your work. If these appear in dialogue, fine,
but remove them from your narrative. Tighten up your writing and let the story flow.

and said
sit down
stand up
thought
very
got
and asked
suddenly
odd
to her
to him
any of
was pulling
instantly
am
are
is
was
were
be
been
become
became
being
like
much
just
so
as
that
very
get
gotten
getting
watched
smell
heard
sort of
some
stated
this is
I think
there is
look
turn
see

About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe ā€“ Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist ā€” Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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3 Responses to Writing Tip — 31

  1. When I look at this it makes me nervous about how many words there are to watch out for, but it’s always a good idea to be aware just how much we as writers use these words in our writing.

  2. Reblogged this on Don Massenzio's Blog and commented:
    Here is some good advice for cutting the fat out of your writing.

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