28 Boring Words and What to Use Instead

When I’m working on the first draft of something, I go for speed. There’s no time to ponder the best word – I just want to get to the end of the story before I forget what’s supposed to happen next!

However, as I work my way back through the manuscript, editing and re-writing, I realise that I’ve used the same words over and over again. This is not good and I have to start thinking of alternatives. That’s when an infograhic like the one below comes in useful and gets the grey cells checking out other suitable words.

(By the way I’ve previously posted about 200 Powerful Words to Use Instead of Good and 128 Words to Use Instead of Very.)

The below infographic kindly supplied by Donna Norton of Custom Writing.



  1. #1 by juliathorley on September 5, 2017 - 12:13 pm

    There’s plenty to go at here, thank you.

  2. #3 by lynnforthauthor on September 5, 2017 - 4:10 pm

    Brilliant, Sally, as always.

    • #4 by Sally Jenkins on September 5, 2017 - 6:00 pm

      Thanks, Lynn. (Blushes & head grows a little bit bigger).

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