Redundant words: We've all heard it before, but how do we catch those pesky little add ons? When taken away they are not missed. They hang in space, sit on a page of a manuscript without reason. They don’t add to your work, they take from your work. The words, just, very, and that are redundant words-lame descriptors.
In most cases these words can be omitted and not change the meaning of a sentence. But if you want to add impact, avoid very, just, and that. Find a verb better than ‘very important’. You could say critical, vital, grave, or serious. It depends what you are referring to. With the words just or that, they too can be omitted and not change the meaning of a sentence.
At times keeping some of these words will help the sentence flow smoothly, but knowing which words slow your writing is a great step in creating flow.
I think I've finally got that. lol........:)
Okay, off to write, and then coffee with a friend.
I'll be the first to pop in and let you know of any news. I've sent out my universal prayers. lol... I've got quite a few manuscripts out there now, so as I said it's up to the universe. Wish me luck. :)
Be good, and happy writing and reading. :)