Words are what we writers use to persuade the reader to keep on reading yet there are words and I am almost guilty of using them in my memoir that should not be used ever. Some of the “catch phrases” I almost used are in my memory bank somewhere but honestly (and that’s one of the words) I can’t tell you where or how I learned them. Just please don’t use them.
“She blithely spouts” instead of “she said” What!
“Matter of factly:
suddenly — Stephen King will kill you for this one and I think he can
very suddenly Just show what is happening in words not cliches
suddenly astute HUH?
wanna My students were amazed that wanna wasn’t a word.
almost any adverb ending in LY Make your words count and count on not using these words. If you wanna use them, face the consequences of your book being thrown in the trash.
Ps. where did I get blithely spouts anyway?