If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster. ~Isaac Asimov
Welcome to Writers’ Corner. I’ve
had a busy week writing, critiquing, editing, and in my non-writing job,
What about you?
I want to take a moment to
address my email subscribers since I received a question this week pertaining
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One of my pet peeves is also
something I’m guilty of—writing with redundancies. I’ve blogged on this subject
before, but I see redundant word combinations often, even in published writing. So,
I decided to touch on the subject again. Read through these examples, then see
if you can identify others in your writing. Tighten your manuscript by deleting
visible to the eye
Most writers overuse favorite
phrases along with redundancies. Once you identify your overused word/phrase, simply
do a “search” for it on your computer (the F5 function key in MS Word). Either
replace the word with a synonym or delete it. Many times, the word isn’t needed
when looking at the sentence context. As a novice writer, I discovered
Southernisms creeping into my writing. Searching for words like “just” helped
me to realize “just” how much I used them. J
The winner of the free critique
from last week’s post is TC Avey. She describes her WIP as “an adult thriller (I
think that's the word I have decided upon). It is pre-apocalyptic of the Left
Behind Series and has the big brother tone of an Ayn Rand novel.”
Sounds exciting, TC! My contact info is
at the top of this blog.
Take a moment to leave a response to the
following prompt. I look forward to
reading everyone's comments.
I write because…