WRITING TIP #1

USE CTRL + F ON A REGULAR BASIS

Who is your best friend?

Answer: your keyboard’s Ctrl + F: a harsh reminder of the many unnecessary repetitions of adverbs, adjectives, expressions, etc. There’s nothing like removing more than 50 times the same word from a text to be cured from using it ever again. I got to learn about my writing tics and correct them that way. And, once in a while, when I’m about to type words that feel a bit too familiar, I revert to Ctrl + F to tell me exactly how familiar they are. Writing IS editing.

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