Overuse of Adjectives, Adverbs, and Other Unnecessary Words — Do you really need to say someone “whispered quietly” Or “shouted loudly” ? Or, my favorite — he* “nodded his head”? What else could he nod? Or, he “shrugged his shoulders” — he certainly wouldn’t shrug his foot!
Today’s Assignment: Read this list of top ten writing mistakes.
*Match he or she as needed, of course.