I’m writing a book series called Tips For Better Fiction Writing, in which I tackle all the rookie mistakes new writers make.
And hey, I made them, too.
Which is why I’m helping you not make them.
Until the next book in the series comes out, you’ll see these gems here on the blog.
This word should be on your crutch word list:
In a recent manuscript (not mine) “look” appeared 255 times. There were 3 instances in a span of 109 words in a single chapter – and the MS I edited last week had a similar frequency.
I notice this word – and others that we repeat a lot – because after a while they stick out.
Because we repeat them.
As a reader, you don’t really notice a word being repeated a lot. Yeah, in Dr. Seuss you do, or in the…
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