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5 Common Writing Mistakes That Make You Look Like an Amateur

There are a couple of common writing mistakes that will instantly peg you as a novice to any agent or editor, but are really easy to fix if you know what they are.

Words Commonly Used to Describe Sounds

The trick is to not use them in their stereotypical way. Ex: "A hard knot clutched at her throat as the little orphan mewed closer, a dirty hand outstretched."