Inspiration from the blog world is easy to come by. Here are two I happened upon in the last few days:
“Substitute “damn” every time you’re inclined to write “very”; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” –Mark Twain
I am guilty, guilty, guilty of overusing very. I find it a very good word, which I like to use verily. I believe I will take Mr. Twain’s advice, if not literally, at least in my editing process.
I read a poster this morning that said: “No one can go back and change a bad beginning; but anyone can start now and create a successful ending.”
I love that we all have the chance to make our endings our own~and we are not held captive by bad beginnings.
Do you have a word that you overuse; or do you believe that “All’s well that ends well”?