Saturday, October 19, 2013

Words We Need to Cut

If we write the way we talk, we use words that often do nothing to improve our communication with our reader. I saw this article on a site I am going to share with you.

Are you guilty of using these words in your stories and essays? 


Lise said...

Thanks for this! I'm looking forward to this afternoon, see you then.

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

This was very helpful Glenda. Thanks for sharing. "Got" always got attention in the critique classes I attended. It didn't take me long to learn that it was a big no-no.

Anonymous said...

I'm just as guilty as the next person of using these words. This will definitely give me something to think about. Thanks, Glenda, for sharing.

Glenda Beall said...

Sam, I think we are all guilty of using these words, and we have "got" to stop and be careful. We use them in our everyday language, so it follows we want to use them when writing.

Glenda Beall said...

Abbie, thanks for your comment. I'm glad it hit a chord with you.
I know I will refer to this list in the future.