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Repeated Phrases: How AutoCrit Can Help

Repeated Phrases

Ever get sick of a character who does the same thing over and over again–like frowning, smiling, grimacing, etc? You can solve the problem by making sure you don’t have too many repeated phrases in your manuscript.

AutoCrit will identify your most frequent phrases so you can check that you are not overdoing the same actions or descriptions.

Here’s a sample of AutoCrit output from a first draft scene. Some serious editing is needed to get rid of all that frowning, grabbing and staring!

Frequent three-word Phrases Frequency
She frowned at 4
the rest of 3
frowned at him 3
He grabbed her 3
on the ground 3
when the weather 3
He stared at 3

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