The Trouble with “That”

D.A. Henneman - Romance Author

I’ve used the same editor for all of my books. Her guidance has been invaluable, and my growth as a writer is due largely to the critiques that she sends back on my drafts. What has been consistent throughout this process is my inclusion of a word that I thought I had a handle on, but clearly did not, since this last round of edits I was reminded that I should be looking for ways to avoid it. The word I have trouble with, among others, is “that.”

I have become an avid Twitter follower, and I see a ton of posts by other writers who voice their frustration when it comes to words they use too frequently. While it is nice to know I am not alone in this, it would have been nice to know early on that I could have saved myself a lot of headache with…

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2 thoughts on “The Trouble with “That”

  1. I’m with you re ‘that,’ A lot of people seem to have trouble with it. Also ‘very’,’however,’ and ‘although.,’ And, even seasoned writers still confuse your and you’re…..My own father was a good writer, but all his life he confused their and there…despite me (when older) reminding him. x

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