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 welcome back i want to clear up in this article right at the start is we're not saying to never ever use the words that we mention sometimes you will have to use those words it's all about the context what we're saying is here are ways to improve your writing get more effect from your writing have a bigger impact on the reader which is ultimately going to mean that they enjoy the book more and of course they recommend the book more you sell more of the book so it's all for the benefit of the writing in this video we have seven words so we up the ante this time around seven words to remove or to try and replace in your manuscript  with your thoughts and if there are any other topics that you would like us to cover in these articles.

 first word that i'm going to discuss today is wendt so it is regarded as a lazy word and i'm going to give you some examples as to why it's considered a lazy word as an example she went to church okay she went there that's acceptable that tells the reader what's happened but to make it more exciting you could say she drove to the church she ran to the church she walked slowly to the church used that opportunity to tell us more about how that particular character is approaching the scene or what's coming next it gives us more insight into how they are feeling another example is that he went to football practice or for our friends across the pond he went to soccer practice so what you could do with this instead is of course he ran to football practice you know he couldn't wait to get those so excited it shows his passion for football practice so there is another example the next word is honestly so this is a word that you should remove immediately i know i said at the start of this video that it was all about context this word in particular is one that i think can usually be removed so this word is of course often used where we say the character said this such and such honestly and the problem with the word honestly is when it is used in that context it often detracts from that statement being honest and you'll see this used in person if someone is trying to convince you they might say honestly yes honestly i did that and the more they try and convince you the less you start to believe it so this word is a good example of that and in your writing it's actually going to detract from the impact of an honest statement because people will sit there and wonder well why did they have to clarify it was honest you know is it not honest and it just has that effect unfortunately the other major problem and implication with this word is when you use honestly to make an honest statement .

and then perhaps you make another honest statement but you don't use the word honestly if you're still with me then well done what that will mean is people then become confused you know it was that statement where they didn't use honestly was that an honest statement so it can lead to confusion which is why my personal opinion is it's better off avoided in your writing the next words are absolutely and totally so these words are nine times out of ten redundant of course there will be examples where they'll be relevant but nine times out of ten you don't need these words for example making something absolutely important or totally important it was already important so there's a you know an example where these words just don't add anything you know if you said oh that soccer practice that he's running for is absolutely important absolutely just doesn't add anything again in that sentence it just needs to be important not the best example but that gives you you know the main point that we're driving at so those are the first four words and we have another three to go do remember to like the video if you're enjoying this comment below with your thoughts on these words or any words that you personally try and remove or limit the use of and of course subscribe click that notification bell we've got some amazing videos coming your way just is another word that is a filler word nine times out of ten again as i've said before


there will be circumstances where it is used but we see this so often in the manuscripts that we review before we accept the submissions where the word just is constantly used and it's just a filler you know it is that it is simply a filler word when you're using it of course to say if something is fair and just well you know that has a very clear usage and a clear need to use that term but often it will just be used to fill sentence the final two words are start and begin and i'm guilty of this myself as you saw in the last clip you know i even use just in that example as a filler word whilst talking so it's so easily done and that's the point of these videos is we're not saying that everyone should write perfectly and that you should never use any of these the point is just to try and be aware of them and eliminate them where you can where they're really not serving the manuscript and pushing your writing forward so start and begin you know a good example is the boy started to cry you could say the boy began to cry or even better would be the boy cried is another example and to push it even further you could say tears welled up in the boy's eyes you know so it's just getting a bit more interesting exciting you know challenging how good your descriptions are to really describe what is going on in the scene thanks again.

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