by Donna K. Weaver
What's an overused word? It's a word that is used so often, it loses its meaning. It's becomes a filler word, like ... like. But how do you know what words are considered overused and which ones are you overusing?
Remember, using a word a few times isn't an issue. It's using that same over many times.
A long time ago, I discovered a website called autocrit. It used to be that you could submit 500 words for evaluation. Now you have to sign up and pay a small fee.
I think it's pretty cool because you can learn a lot about your writing based upon the evaluation. Following is the report I got on an early project of mine.
Are there any overused words that you use a lot?