Search your manuscript and remove these filter words: Saw, smelled, heard, thought, knew, touched, wondered, realized, noticed, watched, looked, seemed, felt, decided, remembered and reminded. Read each sentence with and then without the filters. Take note of the subtle but important difference.
—Jacqueline Hesse. For more on how filters can affect your writing, read her article, “Remove filters in your fiction.”
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