Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Weak Words (Deadwood)

When I was learning how to self-edit, I came across a great site with an extensive list of "deadwood," overused weak words that either needing cutting or substitution with stronger, more precise words.

Of course, I printed it out instead of bookmarking the page. Sigh.

Until I broke down my attic office, that list sat near my computer. I'm sure it's packed in a box, somewhere.

Last night and this morning, I spent some time searching for it, but nada. The link below is the closet I've found to it.

I'm not implying writers can NEVER use the words on this list. It's the overuse that kills. Hope it helps.


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