Do you have an expression that you probably use too much in your writing?
The first one that comes to mind is characters using their hands as they talk. I like animated people, people who throw their hands up when they’re excited or clench their fists when they’re angry. But I definitely use the term “talked with their hands” specifically too much, if I’m being honest. I also have an issue with “I felt” and “I saw.” I’m a teller, not a shower and that’s been a big struggle in maturing my writing, but knowing is half the battle.