What are words to avoid when writing stories? I am told there are certain vocabulary words to avoid, like “realize,” “looked,” and “noticed.”

What are words to avoid when writing stories?

One of the most horrible words I see:

’And then’

’And’ x 3 in one sentence

And most cliches:

  • Absence makes the heart grow fonder
  • Out of sight out of mind
  • If looks could kill
  • The twilight zone
  • Gone with the wind
  • Damsel in distress
  • etc

This is all…word vomit :slight_smile:

I hope this helps!

transcribed from words to avoid when writing stories?