When I read this a couple of months ago, I thought it was good to know, so I am posting the words I am trying to avoid, or use sparingly in my writing.
The following words slow the text down.
Well - Quite - And - Then
Really - Great - Just
So - Very - Good
Totally - That - Like
Use this word sparingly.
Delete or change these and don’t start sentences with them. Now this is hard.
For - And
Nor - But
Or - Yet
It is also a no-no to use “ing” words in action scenes.
To read this original post in more detail, please see Lisa’s blog. She has some good writing advice. I hope that she won’t mind me posting a summary here.