Thursday, April 24, 2014

Made his way

(NOTE: Here's a blog entry I originally wrote a few years ago.)

One of my greatest writing pet peeves is "made his way."

I once started reading a chapter in a novel and noticed "made his way" eight times on one page and 40 times in the chapter. The protagonist didn't walk, strut or stroll. He didn't move, slide, wend or slink. He didn't even matriculate, saunter or hurry.

He made his way, over and over and over. Bah humbug!

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