Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.
This Week's Topic:
Spring cleaning! What do you hope to "clean out" from your writing? What habits/tropes/words, etc do you want to eliminate?
In my current edit of Beast Inside I'm noticing a lot of shrugging, grunting, and mumbling going on with my characters, especially Caleb and his younger brother Ricci. Maybe Ricci doing it a lot is fine because he's an arse and going through a bit of a moody, rebellion stage at the mo but everyone needs to stop because they're starting to sound like cavemen.
I do notice my characters in any WiP like to pull faces a lot. They grimace, cringe, glower, glare, gaze, stare, smirk, wrinkle their nose. So I have twitchy characters. Oops. *Face palm* Must teach them the art of being poker-faced sometimes.
What are your bad habits? :)