Do you have any to add to the list? (Seriously, do you? I'll add them)
Realize / realized / realizing
Turned (i.e. "I turned to find...")
If you're not sure which words you're prone to overusing, you can use software like a wordcloud, or this manuscript analyzer (which claims to use your own computer for the processing, ergo your words aren't transmitted anywhere).
But if you've been writing more than one book, don't be fooled:
In my first I manuscript overused several character actions (shrugging, nodding, winking and such). In my current in-revision manuscript, I'm giving too many stomach / gut reaction references. My WIP is heavy on the shivering, trembling, shaking and so forth.
All that to say: Even if you've looked at previous manuscripts and eradicated overuse, don't just assume you'll have the same word hiccups in a new work. By all means, find and replace words you know you're prone to using. But also check each new manuscript for new offenders.
That's all from us today. Next post: The Dreaded Modifiers.
Your Turn: Comment with any more words you'd add to the overuse list, or good links / tips for figuring out who your offenders are.