There are these awful words that plague me. I call them crutch words.
‘Crutches’ are pesky critters that appear when I’ve lost myself ‘in the zone’ of writing a draft.
They creep like spindly monsters into my work…over and over and over again they fill my stories with irritants. They are 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’re just salient in my mind so they repeated throw themselves at my metaphorical stage like school girls at a Take That concert.
But how do you fix them?