Editing

A good trick in revising or editing, is to set the search function on your computer to hunt for common errors. For example, search for ‘was’ or ‘is.’ Then replace that weak verb with a stronger one.
It was a dark and stormy night
becomes
Lightning flashed across the sky, rain pelted our tent and the wind shook the trees around our campsite.

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