• Writing

     Ben Crist updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago 4 Members · 4 Posts
  • Calvin

    March 30, 2023 at 1:14 pm

    What are some common mistakes to avoid when writing?

  • Abigail

    March 30, 2023 at 4:12 pm

    Saying “then” too often. I put extreme effort into avoiding that word. Another common mistake is switching tenses absentmindedly.

    One of my common mistakes is adding too much description.

  • rebekah.hartung

    April 3, 2023 at 6:28 pm

    Using too many ly-adverbs and abstract language when trying to describe something in a scene can be dangerous in writing. I’ve learned that it’s better to use concrete language (things you can easily visualize). Of course this really applies most in creative writing.

    • Ben Crist

      April 4, 2023 at 4:39 pm

      To support Rebekah’s point with an extreme example, I had one college professor who would fail any paper that had a single adverb. He acknowledged that he was quirky, but found that most college students in his experience hid behind adverbs to keep from clear statements and judgments.

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