One of the best writing tips I ever learned was
that, in many cases, you can remove the word “that” from a sentence and the sentence will work just fine. In fact, your sentence will usually work better because it’s shorter!
Isn’t this one of the most amazing little writing tips
that you’ve ever read?
Now, it’s important to remember that there are situations where you can’t remove the word “that”. That is something I want you to keep an eye out for when you’re writing. The word “that” is not a bad word, just an overused one that’s become a kind of filler word in many situations.
How’s that for a writing tip?