Yesterday I went through my manuscript looking for words I overuse. I checked each one and if it wasn't necessary it got cut. I cut over 100 of the word "just".
Really, what an innocuous word, but it had taken over the entire manuscript.
Another one I'm halfway through checking is "that".
I was also pretty bad with "yet"
What words do you overuse? Are you aware you overuse them?
Do I really want to see the answers to this blog post? I daren't check for any more overused words- I might not have a manuscript left!