It’s been a great and wildly busy week in New York thus far! Thankfully the heat has taken some mercy on my San Francisco-acclimated self, and it’s cooled off dramatically. And not a moment too soon: I was in serious danger of melting.
Now then. We all have bad writing habits and little tics that creep into our writing. Whether it’s overuse of certain gestures (eye-rolling, sighing, etc.), phrases (I mean, like, now then, etc.), or lines of dialogue (“No way,” “Yes way,” etc.)
I must confess that my writerly tic is characters looking at things (Jacob saw, Jacob looked at, etc.). It ends up being a little redundant and I have to watch myself.