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Old 07-31-2016, 06:36 PM
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Youre busy, so Ill keep this quick.

Following are the simplest tips I can give you to easily  and forever  improve the quality of your writing.

Delete the word that.

At least 90% of the times you use the word that can be removed from your writing and it will instantly make your sentence stronger.

Example: You believe that Im lying, but Im not. becomes You believe Im lying, but Im not.

Delete the words I think.

It adds nothing. Remove it to strengthen your point.

Example: I think this is a good sentence. becomes This is a good sentence.

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Hi John!

Totally agree with you!
I wrote down all the words that are 'weak' for me. Without them the story is more readable without these needless words.
Also I would like to add few more words in your list.
Just and Very. They are useless but I used to add it almost on every paragraph.
Here are a list of needless words I use to make my writing more proficient.
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When I begin editing "that" is the first word I attack, then - "which, but, however" and I never use "just unless referring to some act of justice. It's good to figure out the words you personally overuse, to be able to eliminate then and cleanup your writing.
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