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If you've ever stared at your keyboard, lamenting how much your writing sucks, good news! You found us. And we're here to tell you to snap out of it. 

STRONG HINT: Your writing does not suck. You're just not done yet.

So, whether you're a new penmonkey or a seasoned word-slinger looking for new perspective, listen in and find some nuggets to nudge you along until you find your own momentum.  

Jan 25, 2021

This episode focuses on words and phrases that indicate a potential problem with your prose. The group stresses that this is a late-in-the-game editing concern, but it is helpful to practice recognizing these as you go along.

Tracey and Jess compete to explain their ‘as’ problem, and Anne brings the word "when" onto the chopping block. The group also discusses the problems with "started to" and "decided to," and plays a game of Shrink That Tautology.


QUOTE: “Life is ten percent what happens to you, and ninety percent how you react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll


CREDITS: This episode of Your Writing Does Not Suck was recorded individually by the separate participants and edited by Anne M. Belen.