10 Words NOT To Use In Writing

Have you thought about the fact that you are a writer even though you may not consider yourself a writer?

By the plain fact that you have a blog, you leave comments on a blog or maybe you write posts or articles or even do some freelance writing? You are a writer. It’s up to you to decide where you go from there.  Read on to find out “10 Words NOT To Use In Writing.”

So many people would like to write but they think their writing is not good enough or think “Why would anyone want to read anything I write?”


Anyone can take steps to improve their writing. In fact everyone who wants to write should practice writing every day. It doesn’t matter what you write, it matters that you write; something.

There are so many places online that you can get help if you are unsure of your spelling or grammar. Many are free and some aren’t. There are also many articles and posts from writers to help you out in improving your writing.

I thought I would share a bit on “10 Words NOT To Use In Writing.

I have to watch some of the words I use in writing myself, so no one is exempt. Be aware of your shortcomings when it comes to your writing and put forth a special effort.

Just for fun, I really would like to share a short paragraph about the “10 Words NOT To Use In Writing :

” It’s very easy to perhaps use the same word many times. Maybe it’s gotten to be a habit for you to literally use the same words because they are easy. It’s quite amazing sometimes to see how many writers are guilty of things like repetition of words. It’s a way to just sort of stuff the paragraph to make it sound more interesting. Instead, it tends to make the writer look unprofessional. You’ve got to think about things and what you are writing about and how it sounds to your readers.”

10 Words NOT To Use In Writing

10 Words NOT To Use In Writing

1. Just
2. Really
3. Very
4. Perhaps/maybe
5. Quite
6. Amazing
7. Literally
8. Stuff
9. Things
10. Got

The paragraph I wrote above has all ten words that should not be used in writing. As you can see, it is hard to read and understand what I’m saying in that paragraph. It sounds lazy.

There are times when it’s appropriate to use one of the words listed above but use them sparingly.

It is easy to form a habit of using what I call “lazy words.” I have to watch about using the word ” just in my writing.”

I was so embarrassed when I read back on a post I had written and I’d used the same word twice in the same sentence.

It is a good idea to read your writing out loud to yourself. Most of the time, the mistakes or one of the above mentioned ten words used will come to your attention, especially since you’ve read this post and know the list of words you need to watch for.

It’s good practice to always go over what you’ve written. It’s so easy for one of these words to slip right into your sentence.

Some of the writing tools that you can use online that are free are:

Grammarly – https://www.grammarly.com/ – You can use Grammarly online or download to your computer. There is a paid version but the free version has worked well for most people. (non-Aff.)

Hemingway Editor – http://www.hemingwayapp.com/ – Copy and paste your text to the online form and work online for free. For a small price, you can also download to your computer and use it offline. (non-Aff.)

Evernote – https://evernote.com/ – Is a great organization tool to use for your writing, your stories, blog posts or whatever kind of writing you do. (non-Aff.)

There are lots of other free tools out there but these are the most important, in my opinion to have and use each and every day.

Don’t let fear stop you from writing. Write, practice and practice some more. Work towards the goal that you have set for yourself to write for your blog, guest posting, writing articles or even a book.

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