Writing Tip — 60


Avoid Redundancies

Here’s a list of redundancies to avoid. Do a search for these in your writing and delete the superfluous words.

Absolutely certain or sure/essential/guaranteed: Get rid of absolutely

Actual experience/fact: Delete Actual .

Add an additional: Delete Additional .

Added bonus: Delete Added .

Advance notice/planning/reservations/warning/preview: Delete advance .

Ask a question: Delete question .

Close proximity/scrutiny: Delete Close.

Completely filled/finished/opposite: Delete completely.

Difficult dilemma: Delete difficult .

Direct confrontation: Delete direct.

End result: Delete end.

Enter in: Delete in.

Exact copy: Delete Exact.
False pretense: Delete false.

First began, new beginning: Delete First and new.

Foreign imports: Delete foreign.

Forever and ever: Delete Ever.

Free gift: Delete free.

Invited guests: Delete invited.

Past history/record: Delete past.

Plan ahead: Delete Ahead .

Possibly might: Delete possibly.

Postpone until later: Delete Later.

Protest against: Delete Against.

Repeat again: Delete again.

Revert back: Delete Backs.

Spell out in detail: Delete in detail.

Stand up: Delete up.

Sit down: Delete down.

 Spoke out loud: Delete out loud.

Still remains: Delete Still.

Suddenly exploded: Delete Suddenly.

Written down: Delete Down.

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 – 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 — 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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5 Responses to Writing Tip — 60

  1. I copied them all and hope that they work fine. Thanks!

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