I use these sorts of tips for after the draft is complete--then I go back through and make sure my scenes have everything they need, etc. If I do this first (or plot) it all goes to hell. SAVE FOR EDITING PHASE!!
Thing- Find a word that communicates what you mean without using this generic filler. If you need help, here are seventeen synonyms. That- If your sentence includes “that,” take it out and see if the sentence still makes sense. If it does, take it out. If “that” is referring to a person, change it to … … Continue reading →