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Don’t Overlook the Look Pass

This is such a simple thing, especially in comparison to many other editing skills. Weighing adjectives and adverbs, replacing weak verbs with stronger ones–all this takes real effort and a certain amount of experience. But this one is easy. Just

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Synonyms for Look and Walk

Is there an easier word to overuse than look? If you’re not careful, it’ll take over your manuscript. A judicious use of synonyms can help. Notice the qualifier. If your characters are using a synonym for look every other paragraph,

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