A List of Words and Phrases to Cut From Your Novel

A List of Words and Phrases to Cut From Your Novel

When writing a book, something that many writers struggle with is adding too many filter words or redundant phrases. Filter words are useless words that don’t convey meaning and distance readers from the story. Redundant phrases are phrases that use two or more words to say the same thing. Now, I understand that you can just hire an editor to find and eliminate these words and phrases for you, but if you take your time and find and delete these words yourself, then maybe you’ll learn not to use them at all when writing and can produce better-quality manuscripts, that require less editing, in the future. Remember, messy manuscripts can mean that you’ll have to shell out more money to the editor.

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