Sunday, July 15, 2012

I have a problem...

  I don't know how many of you have seen the PBS program Word Girl, but there is a character that I constantly think of. 

  This is Lady Redundant Woman.  She has a tendency to be extremely redundant. I can't honestly tell you her role in the show because I, myself, have only seen the show a couple of times, but the time I did see her I cracked up.  I could totally relate to the whole redundant thing.  Ash will often times read through something that I have written and respond with "You've used *(insert word/phrase/expression here) a lot." I will then go back and reread and realize that I have been quite redundant.  Like all things, I feel like admitting I have a problem is the first step to overcoming it.  I've been working harder on my usage of synonyms, but I'm so glad I have a partner in writing to point out all my reoccurring redundancies. :)

  What are some of the little issues that creep into your writing?


  1. My husband calls it The Department of Redundancy Department.

  2. Reading out loud helps find redundancies. Retelling details, history is overkill. We are all guilty. I will watch Word Girl closer to meet your new friend.

  3. Lady Redundant looks kinda mad. She must be evil, see, because redundancy is bad writing.



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