Well, Really!

A Rant About Writing
I have a real problem with the word “really,” in all its forms. You see, I really have this tendency to use that particular word, even when it’s not really needed. Now, you may think this is really a minor problem, but I’ve come to the conclusion that it really isn’t. Because really overusing a word, especially one that’s not really necessary, can really weaken a sentence. Which, in turn, really weakens the paragraph, the page, the chapter — hell, it really weakens the whole book.
If you’re a writer, I’m sure you really understand my dilemma. I’m sure you also have a word that you really catch yourself using more than you really need.

Please tell me I’m right.
Really.

 

REALLY?

REALLY? (Photo credit: the|G|™)

 
 

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About kymlucas

"Taking care not to take love too seriously." Writer of smart, fresh, contemporary romance and women's fiction. Blogging about writing, reading, and more recently, dealing with the ins and outs of breast cancer.
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