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How to Find and Fix Filter Words and Filter Phrases in Your Writing

Writing advice often relates to the same two topics: show, don’t tell and write in the active voice. So, say you’re taking on these two nuggets of wisdom. You’re ready to incorporate the advice you keep getting from your critique partner(s) and your writing group! You’ve learned everything you need to know about how to change passive voice into active voice and how to show rather than tell. Yet, even though you’ve made certain to use verbs that aren’t being verbs and you’ve incorporated adjectives as descriptors, your writing still feels clunky. It’s still getting dinged at your critique group meetings.

This is because oops! in trying to fix one problem, you’ve introduced a new problem. And that’s the use of filter words and filter phrases in your writing.

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Stories

Short-stories about the whimsical and the weird. Here I bring you original fiction straight from the heart, with several years’ worth of content free for you to read!

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Book Reviews

Reviews of the books I’m reading. I tend toward new adult, young adult, and adult fantasy, with smatterings of horror and science fiction. If it seems clever and fanciful, I’m in!

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Writing Advice

Tips on everything I have learned as a writer – brought to you by questions I often see asked in the field, fueled by the desire to help new writers the way I have received help, too. 

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S.G. Baker

S.G. Baker is a writer and editor of fiction who penned The Hopeful Wanderer web series. She holds a bachelor degree in English from West Texas A&M University with a focus on writing, editing, and linguistics. A wanderer and a dreamer herself, S.G. travels often to bring the wonders of the world to her stories. ​