I have these awful words that plague me. I call them crutch words.
‘Crutches’ are pesky words that appear when I am in the zone writing a first draft.
They creep like monsters at midnight into my work…over and over and over again. They are an annoyance, an irritation, a PLAGUE on my prose!
The most frustrating thing about crutches is that they are ‘go to’ words. By that, I mean, I don’t even realise I am using them, they are salient in my mind so throw themselves at my metaphorical stage like school girls at a Take That concert. UGH.
So how do you fix them?