I thought I’d share some sentences I wrote but then deleted from various stories because the sentences were too full of purple prose or otherwise just not right. Foreboding weather: Dew licked the earth’s skin, and morning slithered forth. I tried my hand at present tense in a story set in springtime: Beyond the hayfields, … Continue reading Purple Prose and Other Orphaned Sentences
Counting how many times I use REALLY, VERY, WAS, FELT, THOUGHT, and all those other, pesky, weak words.
Photo by Crissy Jarvis on Unsplash I copied my work-in-progress (a horror novel) into a web app that counts the number of times I used each word. As I expected, words like the, a, and the characters’ names popped up a lot. However . . . During my initial self-editing process, I had tried to … Continue reading Counting how many times I use REALLY, VERY, WAS, FELT, THOUGHT, and all those other, pesky, weak words.