One thing you must hunt down are your own writing quirks. Like weeds in the yard, they just show up uninvited.
One of mine is “And”.
I start sentences with “And” ALL THE TIME. In dialogue. In action description. It’s just something I do, like breathing. Can’t help it. Where’s James Whitmore with the Miracle Gro weed killer when I need him?!
The good news is that I’m aware of my flaw. Wish it were the only one. What are writing tics you find yourself in need of eradicating?
Just went through a script I’m working on. Searched for “And” and made it case sensitive. Twenty of the little devils, or more, in the draft.
And they’re sure not there now.