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It's actually 110,000 words right now, so I guess that's a little better. But, yeah, I'll take everyone's advice and just worry about it in editing, but be aware that it's a possible issue in my writing process.
I noticed the same thing with me. With sight looks, I'm guessing you're probably doing it to start off describing something. If that's the case, then sometimes you can eliminate "look" by jumping right into the description. When you say something like, "The cabinet had a dick drawn on it," it's understood that this cabinet has come to your character's attention. Else, why would you describe it?
"Meaning is subjective and therefore meaningless."
When you say something like, "The cabinet had a dick drawn on it," it's understood that this cabinet has come to your character's attention. Else, why would you describe it?
Yeah, which that's one of those things where I'm just gonna have to review my writing style. I'm pretty sure a lot of them are "He looked at this, begin describing this." The other most common is looking at someone, then describing their expression/body language/etc. It's probably the same.
It's better to use "look" 600 times than to use 600 variations of this:
I agree. I think sometimes people try too hard to spice up their writing, but it just ends up distracting. Better than using some 10 dollar synonym that a linguist has to pick up a dictionary for, I guess.