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Repeated Words

One of the best ways to keep your writing fresh and engaging is to avoid using the same words too close together. Repetition can make your work seem amateurish or even goofy. Aim to use synonyms and unique descriptions instead, to eliminate unnecessary repetition. This analysis helps you spot areas in your manuscript where you […]

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Repeated Phrases

Repeated phrases are groups of two, three, or four identical words used too close together, regardless of whether they have the same meaning. For example: He stood and began pacing the length of the office. “I don’t understand,” he said.  He began pacing again between his desk and the door. “What do you make of […]

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Word Frequency

AutoCrit combs through your manuscript and compiles a list of the top 100 words you’ve written. The amount of difficult and uncommon words in your writing has a big impact on readability and flow. Reviewing the type and frequency of your words allows you to reduce repetitions and  ensure your writing is in sync with […]

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Phrase Frequency

Actions and gestures are an important part of any fiction story; they break up dialogue, help show rather than tell, and can demonstrate a character’s personality or state of mind. But gestures and actions can become extremely noticeable to readers if you use the same ones too many times. For example, in one of my […]

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