Writing: Words to watch

 

Words that are overused

  • was
  • were
  • that
  • words ending in ‘ly’
  • chagrined
  • suddenly
  • very
  • really
  • totally
  • felt
  • rather
  • somewhat
  • quite

Evaluate preposition usage

  • of, at, in
  • since, for, by, from—to, from-until, during,(with)in
  • inside, on, outside
  • over, above
  • under, underneath, beneath, below
  • near, by, next to, between, among, opposite
  • about

Editor watch words (probably more applicable to poetry):

  • Soul
  • Heart
  • Love
  • Warmth
  • Windows
  • Forever
  • Death
  • Life
  • Feeling
  • Light