I´m a couple of minutes late with this post. Sorry, for that. I´ve just done a 6 hour long marathon by writing an essay in natural science. Deadline was by midnight! I was actually sitting in front of my computer nonstop, writing, writing, writing… I wish I could do it like that with my creative writing also *sigh* But on the other hand, I´m happy with my creative writing, not with the essay. Can´t get everything, can you?
I´ll give you a writing exercise tonight. Chose a word that you know you use a lot when writing. For example, I overused the world “fantastic” in my novel, so I had to correct that. What word are you overusing when writing? What word is used by too many of your characters? What word is written in most of your chapters?
Now – find as many synonyms to that word as you can. You might even make up entirely new words, the creativity of this exercise is up to you. The point with this exercise is to find a way not to repeat your selft when writing. And have fun!