Friday, November 9, 2018
Friday Feature: The Very Tired Word Writers Should Stop Using
I missed the tweet referenced in this article from Big Think, but since it was King who convinced me of the evils of adverbs, I was very interested in finding out which "very tired" word King believes writers should stop using.
Every writer has his or her go-to words -- the ones that pop up in our writing more often than we're even aware. We try to fix them, perform the find-change combo to excise them, but still they escape our fingertips more than we would like.
If you were doing the editing, which word(s) would you eliminate?