Thursday, 3 August 2017
Editing Tips for Writers: Overused Words
In today’s Editing Tip I wish to highlight some of those overused words, many of which are unnecessary filler, that make their way into your prose. This is fine in a first draft, but you should try to weed them out when you edit prior to submission or publication.
Words to search for include very, really, fairly, and just. In addition to these, if there are certain words for which you know you have a fondness, remember to search for those too and replace some of them with synonyms to avoid repetition. E.g. Do all your characters constantly 'look' and 'walk'?