Some Amazon reviews are comedy gold.
You know those reviews, that say things like:
- ‘Bought this as gift for grandson for his birthday next month so don’t know if it’s any good yet’
- ‘Interesting cover. I look forward to reading this book soon’
- ‘Came in large box. Not opened yet’
Completely redundant. But very funny.
Not so funny are redundant words in your writing.
They make your writing sound like you’re a character from nineties classic teen movie Clueless (‘Oh my God! I’m totally buggin’!).
These filler words do your writing no favours.
‘It’s actually a really big problem that just can’t be ignored.’
‘It’s a big problem that can’t be ignored.’
More powerful and assertive, right?
‘I definitely think that the issue is basically about lack of resource.’
Is much better as:
‘I think that the issue is about lack of resource.’
Or even better:
‘Lack of resource is the issue.’
Now it’s over to you.
Just see how getting rid of these really redundant words basically transforms your actual writing! Like totally!