Being a creative writer can be a lot of fun. Whether you're writing novels, short stories, fan fiction, or even poetry, you can create worlds. Unfortunately, being a creative writer can also be really challenging. It's not just difficult to imagine new things all the time—coming up with new and interesting ways to say things is also part of the challenge.
There are some words in creative writing that are terribly overused and common. Luckily, a good dictionary and thesaurus can work wonders on strengthening your writing.
So, we've rounded up some of the words writers most often use over and over. We're not saying you should never use these words, but there are more interesting alternatives you might want to consider next time you sit down to write.