I'm deep into line edits for my manuscript. Slowly going word by word through 93,000 words. It makes me a little crazy. Just like in yesterdays post, I found a lot of help on Janice Hardy's blog.
Some words tend to be redundant, telling, passive and inactive. These are the words that give me the most trouble:
Have, had, has
Janice Hardy has two great posts about this: Spit shine (for a complete list) and Send up the (red) flag.
Good luck with your edits :)