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In Defense of Idioms

A case for why writers should not cut every “very” from their work.

Once upon a time, a little old lady lived alone in a little old house in the middle of a deep dark forest. She was so very very sad, for no one loved idioms as much as she.

That time is now, dear reader, and that little old lady is me. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen other writers…




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