editing, editing tips, Self-editing, Strong vs Weak Words, Strong Words, Weak Words, writers, writing, Writing Advice, writing tips
You knew it was coming. The dreaded word “they” is related to “it” and “them.” If you missed those posts click here and here.
“Them” is a nice enough word, and because it is so nice, I invited “them” to over-stay their welcome in my WIP. “They” blend into the wallpaper, but when you give them a name badge and a cocktail, “they” become the life of the party.
Here we go . . .
She writes lovely comments on my blog but under the surface I can tell they are pandering.
She just wants you to follow her back.
She makes innocuous comments on my blog, but under the surface her words are judgmental and mean-spirited.
I hired a team to make nice comments on my blog and they did an excellent job.
You can hire someone to do that? What is their number?
The team I hired to make comments on my blog turned into an angry mob so I contacted my lawyer about a restraining order.
My readers were polite in their comments, but they covertly envied my success as a blogger.
I have comment-envy too.
My readers made nasty comments on my blog, but my feelings were not hurt because bloggers are a jealous lot.
Wow! Can you believe we are on Part 20 of the Strong vs Weak Word Series? I can’t.