I use boring words in my writing. I’m talking about “interesting,” “great,” “amazing,” and “important.” There are many more. If you google “overused words” you can find article after article of overused words and phrases.
I need better words.
When I write one of these words, I stop and think, what word can I use instead?
I managed to get rid of “very” and “just” — most of the time. Those words are unnecessary.
When I write, I have a choice to include overused words or ones more specific. General words don’t add flavor but make writing flat. Rewriting a sentence to avoid a boring word may improve writing rather than using a thesaurus to find a replacement.
It’s a challenge to avoid overused words. It makes my brain hurt!
What are your thoughts of overused words? What words do you use too often?