In the past we have also looked at words that are frequently used in writing, and how to replace them. Those were: said looks/seems like
Have you been staring at your blank screen and the reproachful blinking cursor? Despite having an idea bursting to become a short story or a book, you may be struggling to translate it into words?
I read through them all quickly the first time, just getting an overall sense of what is there. I star the ones I like, but I don’t question much or think about it too deeply, I just go with my gut reaction. This means I’m just going for the best stories.