‘Very’ is a very bad word

Improve your writing by limiting its use

Photo by Jonathan Kemper on Unsplash

I took a writing course some time ago where the instructor asked me to cut down on my word count. She said it was too long for a particular magazine. I had a very hard, I mean difficult time doing so because I loved every word and sentence in the story. She showed me a few ways of reducing my word count, one of which was to eliminate the use of the…



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Vuyo Ngcakani

writer, husband for 26 years, father of 3, grandfather of 2