Sometimes I decide the word is right for the situation, and sometimes I see its phrase or sentence adds nothing and can be struck. Often, though, I recognize that the word is a placeholder for a better expression. And of course rewriting takes time. I have to think deeper–what’s happening here? Does the character have to do that? Would another action or observation add more?
The words aren’t bad in themselves, but the search shows how I’ve over-relied on them.
What are your bad words?