You really don’t write that much

Back in the old days, when a single computer filled an entire room and horses were the preferred method of transportation, I had a word processor that had an indexer.
The first time I used it, I did not eliminate any words, so it noted every page the word “the” appeared. I eventually used it to find odd words and, amazingly enough, create an index for my first self-published book.
I was astounded to find that I did not use that many words. As a matter of fact I repeated many of them, like “the”, and, “and”, “he”, “said” a lot.
So, the conclusion of this little weblog is that if a writer eliminated all the words she uses multiple times, there wouldn’t be much left. In other words, you really don’t write a lot, you just write the same words over and over….and over.
Over and out.

About 3by3 writing method

The author of 12 books, half of them textbooks, two novels and three self help. has struggled with his challenges of completion, distractions, plotting and writers block. Finally after getting stopped I stopped and analyzed what was going on and spent a lot of introspection, research and reading trying to locate the source of these issues. The result of was the 3by3 writing method - a three step program to start and then continue the process of completing a story all the way to publication.
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