Redundancy creeps into everyone’s writing. At best, it adds bloat. At worst, it insults readers’ intelligence. We don’t intend to insult readers, so why do we do it?
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A fantastic article by "Word Up!" author, Marcia Riefer Johnston. Having met her husband, I can easily imagine him snuggling up in the recliner, ready to read, and after only a few pages, tossing the book over his shoulder in digust. Marcia makes a good point, however, about redundanices. There are quite a few that are commonly used in speech (caught myself almost saying one there!) that she outlines as being…not such a good idea in writing. Read it now!
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