Book Reviews and Writing Tips

Book Reviews and Writing Tips

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Words to Avoid in Writing

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.


Vashti Q-Vega said...

Very helpful! Thank you very much!

Sunni said...


Thanks for reading and commenting. I know these words have been posted before, but you can never hear some things too many times.