Noise Words

A list of ‘noise words’ to be hunted down when redrafting:

 

a few
actually
almost
always
appear
as
basically
began
bit
but
clear
even
eyes
fairly
good
however
just
like
little
maybe
might
nearly
notice
now
only
perhaps
quite
rather
really
remember
seem
slightly
smile
something
sort of
stuff
sudden
then
thing
think
turn
very
was
well
you know


One Response to Noise Words

  1. Guy says:

    Hi Mike – yes the ones I’m having most trouble with at the moment are those ‘moderating qualifiers’ like nearly, fairly, sort of, a bit, a little, rather, because Chari’s pov is fairly (sort of, quite) moderate… So how do you get that sense of hesitancy into the voice without all these noise words?

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