Use ‘was’ only twice per page. This includes ‘were’ and ‘is’. Limit adverbs. Search for ‘ly’ endings and get rid of as many as possible. Watch out for bouncing eyes–He dropped his eyes to the floor. His eyes roved the room Use gerunds sparingly. Search for -ing endings and eliminate as many as possible. Eliminate […]

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