Subliminal Repetition in Writing

“He did this already.” “She just said that.” "This has already been mentioned." “This comes up a lot. Why?” These are notes I have written on many manuscripts, because the habit of repetition seems to be a common subconscious ailment for writers. Many writers know they’re too verbose with their prose, and need to tone down the volume of their descriptive sections, or make their dialogue more concise. But do you know that many writers unwittingly repeat themselves in their writing? Repetition can come either through dialogue or narrative, and it’s often one of the more difficult elements to spot when editing your own work. Here's an example: But what a fine day it was indeed, with the sun

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