I have to tell you, editing for “Overused Words” is my least favorite part of the entire writing process. I am by nature a detail-oriented person, but this level of editing is even too tedious for me. It feels like slogging through the weeds in a pair of heavy winter hiking boots.
But, it is extremely necessary!! Or should it be “However, it’s necessary!”
Visit Diana Urban’s website for great editing tips.
43 Words You Should Cut From Your Writing Immediately
Currently, I’m working on my overuse of the words “that, just, very, quite and was.” I can’t believe how many times I’ve used the word “WAS.” Heavy sigh! I’ll sure be glad when this part of the process is done!!
Try Tameri’s Guide for Writers website for more tips.
Words and Phrases to Avoid
“Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13, NLT