Margaret talks about using redundant words
I’m not talking about being made redundant from your job here, but redundant words and phrases. As a writer I often find myself using words and phrases that are totally redundant. They all find their way (theoretically) into my waste paper basket. So why do I put them there in the first place?
Because initially I let my thoughts run away with themselves. I write as quickly as I can regardless of whether it makes total sense. Again, why? Because it makes sense to me. It’s the way my mind works.
Do all writers work this way? I don’t know. You tell me. The next morning I go through my previous day’s work and delete or alter until I’m happy. I’m not saying it’s at the perfect stage yet, far from it, but reading it through leads the way into my next writing session. And I much prefer to get rid of the redundant stuff earlier than later.