As writers we settle into a kind of writing comfort zone. So it’s good to be reminded of the common mistakes that we can make.

Below is a link to great article by Pat Holt on the ten most common writing mistakes. After reading it I scrutinised a few chapters to see if I could rid them of the ‘was’ word. I cleaned out about a quarter of the little rascals. Others had to stay and my brain ached after a while.

I’ll be mindful of these common mistakes for about a week. Then I’ll get lazy again until I come across another article like this one.


2 thoughts on “THE TEN MISTAKES

  1. “When in doubt, try this mantra: Precise and spare; precise and spare; precise and spare.” Very timely advice for me.

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