Overused Words

Substitute “damn” every time you’re inclined to write “very”; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.

– Mark Twain

Every writer has a list (or should have a list) of no-no words that they use too often. These are words that are stale, cliché or even inappropriate. Here’s a list of my own:

  • brevity confused with poignancy
  • saunter
  • grown
  • shards or dust
  • this list will have to be expanded at a later date
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KTC

KT is an avid foodie/gamer/SFF reader with expertise in a variety of bizarre fields. Her love for technology, science, and internet media is only matched by her fondness for music, language and art. Karen is an aspiring writer with a meandering past. Her law and engineering books make wonderful counterweights to her fiction collections. She hopes to one day publish a novel, most likely in the young adult genre, but the future is an open book.

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