I enjoyed this post over on HiStoryThruTheAges. As a writer I find tips from other writers to be very helpful. I hope this helps you in your writing journey.
What are overused words? They are those words we grab when we don’t want to stop and think through the scene long enough to choose the exactly correct word. They are the words that leap from our fingers onto the keyboard. And we all know how we feel about every single word we write—we love them. We don’t want to delete a single one of them.
But seriously, overused words will drive an editor to toss your submission in the slush pile. A discerning reader will roll his/her eyes at the excessive use of words or phrases. And both may well end up putting your book aside for some other. And that’s the last thing we want. Click here to read more.