Hi All, I am not sure whether Writing Forums covers technical writing as well as creative / fiction, hopefully I have found the right place! I write quite a lot of technical blog posts and articles on computing and IT related topics. I think my writing style is generally OK, however, I have noticed that I have this one little problem. I tend to over-use the word 'however'. Since one of my colleagues pointed this out, I have noticed that I use the word very often. As an example, here is an article I wrote last year that has 19 uses of the word 'however', in some cases, I use it three times within a couple of short paragraphs: <link removed> I am struggling to find an alternative. When proof-reading I try to substitute it for 'although' and 'whereas'. However, I feel there is something more fundamentally wrong with the way I am constructing my sentences. It is not uncommon to focus on contrasts when writing technical articles, which is generally how my sentences are constructed: "Make some point A that is generally considered true, however, point B has some significance that should be considered also". I have compared my writing style with others who write similar articles and have found that in similar length articles they do not use the word 'however' at all! I would be very grateful for any advice that might be offered. (Note, I have used the word 'however' twice in this post, I consciously allowed myself to use it where it felt natural rather than consciously suppressing it). Finally, if there is a more appropriate forum for this form of discussion - please let me know! Regards, Colin E.