Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Is this Trip Really Absolutely Very Necessary?



Going through my bookmarked writing sites, seeing which I can jettison, which I need (or want) to keep. I found another one that may help with trimming bloated writing:


https://smartblogger.com/weak-writing/


This blog has a list of 297 words or phrases the author has identified as unnecessary. As I've pointed out in previous posts, remember that there are no absolutes when writing (even this one), so consider this hit list as suggestions. If you have a character who uses some of these phrases, then that's part of that character's style. Talking is different from writing, and we all have turns of phrase that may not pass a grammar check. So, take this list of words with a grain of salt (cliché used intentionally).


Here is a link to a previous post on this subject:


http://writefromthegitgo.blogspot.com/2016/03/it-all-depends-on-whos-talkingand.html


Keep writing, friends.

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