Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Almost Just For a Moment

Back from a trip to Napa to say - see those words in the title of this post? If you find them in your manuscript - cut them!

I use "just" a lot and "almost" a ton, and "for a moment" to make things feel transitory. Truth is - things feel transitory enough without "for a moment" most of the time. And something is stronger without "just" or "almost" in front of it.

Don't hedge. Don't be redundant. Cut these words. Use the Search function if you must to track them down and delete!

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