Typically when I sat down for a writing session, I would write without stopping until I was done.
Then I’d go back and edit my piece for typos, misspellings, etc.
When I wrote my first novel at age 13, I used my trusty thesaurus to change many of the “common” words I found myself using over and over again, such as “small” or “fun.” In high school journalism class, my thesaurus helped me find more articulate ways to say what I was thinking in an op-ed piece.
But when I got to college, I learned that my obsession with this popular writer’s tool was, in fact, a problem.
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