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Slaying the Enemies of Good Writing

Liz Thompson, CEO and Editor at House Style Editing

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7 Videos (12m)
    • Intro

      0:47
    • Part 1 Lose the Crutch Words

      2:57
    • Part 2 Avoid Clichés and Buzzwords

      1:45
    • Part 3 Eliminate Unnecessary Words

      2:34
    • Part 4 Evaluate Adjectives

      2:28
    • Class Project

      0:40
    • Outro

      0:36

About This Class

Slaying the Enemies of Good Writing will help you recognize, identify and change bad writing habits you don't even know you have. This class will allow you to gain the necessary skills to self-edit your writing by:

1 - Identifying and avoiding crutch words so that you don't write like you talk. 

2 - Avoiding the use of clichés and buzzwords so that your writing is unique.  

3 - Eliminating unnecessary and non-value add words and replacing them with stronger, more impactful words. 

4 - Understanding the active and passive voice and when it is appropriate to use each one in your writing. 

5 - Developing the smart use of adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions to improve your writing flow and readability. 

My ultimate goal is to help you learn the tips and tricks to self-editing easy to catch errors so that your writing shines! 

Please print the workbook and let's get started! 

2 of 2 students recommendSee All

Simple and yet I am quickly realizing how much I use some of these crutches in my writing. Thanks Liz...you have made me a better writer.
Dana Malstaff

Business & Content Strategist

Great course with action steps to improve your writing.
Alexa Bigwarfe

Writer & Publisher

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Liz Thompson

CEO and Editor at House Style Editing

Liz Thompson is the founder and editor at House Style Editing, where she helps writers find and refine their voice so they can share their stories with the world. Whether it is fiction, non-fiction, or a cookbook, Liz can help bring your words to life.

When she is not editing, Liz is home in San Antonio, Texas with her husband and blended family of 5 kiddos, and a one-eyed yorkie--either cooking, doing laundry, or wishing she was editing.

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