3 Word Choice Errors That Are Ruining Your Manuscript

Here is another great post from Dan Alatorre’s blog on the importance of word choice in your writing.

Dan Alatorre - AUTHOR

coverUsing my unreleased manuscript An Angel On Her Shoulder, I am showing you my techniques for reworking a story into a more readable, more enjoyable piece. It’s 45+ lessons in about 45 days. (To start at Chapter 1, click HERE.)

To view it best, bring up the two versions in different windows and view them side by side to see what was changed.

Then give me your thoughts in the comment section.

Why Word Choice Matters

Don’t be silly. Of course our words matter. If you said, “Look at that dog jumping over the fence” when you meant, “Look at that old lady jumping over the fence,”-  well, it carries a whole different meaning. Nobody would understand you.

No, I mean the process of carefully selecting your words to paint in the details you want, or to help set the scene.

That’s error #1. New writers know…

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