I was sent a copy of REAL REVISION: Authors' Strategies to Share with Student Writers by the publisher.
There are so many things to love about Kate Messner's terrific new book.
Here's just one tiny thing that I must share:
Words (As in Seen on the Post Office Wall: Most Wanted) we should avoid (like the plague- whoops! We should also avoid overused poetic devises and cliches.)
There's an entire section titled CUT! CUT! CUT! and this is just a small part, but easy to consider.
In the later stages of revision, have you used these a zillion times too many?
Looked like/ seemed like
In that moment