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Sloppy Writing 101.13
I have such a problem with some words. Read below.
-We sat down to do some paperwork and Jim wrinkled up his nose.
-I’d be lucky if I go to some crappy community college.
-I could save up for some two year college. (This occurred right after the above sentence.)
-I’d tell them a good story about some vacation I took there.
Obviously the oft repeated word is some. Now I can’t just delete it in all cases, but I need to use a instead–it’s much cleaner. I found 142 occurrences of some in an old FROSTY ms, and quite a few of them can be deleted or replaced.
Some would be a good word used to distinguish a character from another by using it in their dialogue, but otherwise I would clean away the others.
April 20, 2012 by Suzi
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