After going back and starting to reread my WIP I found that I've been using the word "Just" entirely too much. I used my find & replace function to look for instances of "just". In a 90,000+ document it shows up 354 times. Yuck. edit ... edit ... edit. I also noticed that may dialogue begins with "Well, " entirely too often. (But not as bad as the just thing.) I wondered what other words might be lurking that are overused. I found a link to something that can find it for me. I haven't tried the document yet but I probably will. http://www.textfixer.com/tools/online-word-counter.php Are there any words that you find yourself struggling NOT to use?