A Sampling of Words I Tend to Overuse in My Writing

  • slightly
  • moment
  • roiling
  • dart 
  • glance
  • realize
  • felt

I admit, some of these are weirder than others.  But these are the words that I always do a search on when I finish a draft, just to make sure they aren’t taking up too much space.  It’s always a challenge to find new ways of wording things, but, like every part of the editing process, it often leads to unexpected changes that make the story better, or – more often than not – the discovery that the whole sentence is unnecessary.  God gave writers the drafting process so we could be astounded by our own creativity, and the editing process to keep us humble.

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