Use of Language
The most important tool for story tellers is our use of language. The words we choose to tell our stories with reveal much about our training, our values, and our priorities. Each writer will have their own mental checklist of what matters most to them and my checklist is therefore by no means definitive. However, although my criteria for using language will not resonate with everyone, I share it with you in the hope that it will help you to formulate your own list and consolidate your thinking about what matters in the writing process.
These are the ten language-based checks that I try to be mindful of when I am writing and editing.
I hope this is helpful for your own writing. Send me a message and let me know!