Yes, Yoda, I shall begin to listen.
That Yoda is so wise :)
Action rules, it does. :)
Yes! Yes, yes, yes! I tell the people whose work I critique this type of thing all the time. You don't need to say 'He started' or 'He began'. Just tell us what he's doing!
Great tip. And a way to cut unnecessary words.
A good tip to remember.Oh and thanks for your advice about links.Yvonne.
These are two words I had to go through my ms and eliminate. For the most part they weren't necessary.
And when doing, it's never suddenly. I have to go through and find/delete all of my sudden/suddenly.
Just remember Nike!!
I think I'm going to go run a search on my manuscript now... ;)
(Done. Holy cow, I just removed like twenty words.)
Oh, so true! I write that all the time! "She began to ..."Then I delete it later. Urgh!
I always listen to Yoda.
Ouch! You hit one of my weaknesses. In my current revisions I've lost count of how many instances of "started to" I've removed.
Great tip. I'll begin to check on my use tomorrow!
Think like Nike. Just do it.
Right to the point. Love it, I do.
Yoda is one smart dude :-)
I'm starting to get better with this. Oh, I mean, I'm getting better with this. ;)And Kelley is talking about me, btw. I'm totally the one she yells at for using the word 'start' too much, lol.Love ya Kelley, you keep me in line!
I'm beginning to start to think that may be a good idea.
“Do or do not... there is no try.”However...Write with Yodish sentence structure, I should try not.
thank you, wise yodonna!
No begin, no start, no to be or was, no absolutes, no adverbs, no just--forget it, I'm back to an empty page. LOL
Oops! That's halved my word count. Great tip.
Those are two words I avoid using (but I know they still show up).Have a great week.
I gotta check this out. My slash and burn is not going too well. If I find starts and begins in there maybe I can make a dent. Thanks.
Visiting from Stina's place...Yes, I need to hear tips like this repeatedly--it usually takes awhile to sink in.
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