What do you hope to "clean out" from your writing? What habits/tropes/words, etc do you want to eliminate?
1.) First and foremost, I would like to clean out that word that crops up in situations that don't warrant its use: THAT. I also overuse the word slightly.
2.) Next, cliches are still very much my anthrax. They are oddly fascinating but disgusting.
I do not need to say my characters "push back the chair and stand." It is enough to say they stand. Pushing the chair back is implied.
4.) Finally (and this should be first and foremost), I need clean my mental chambers of self-doubt. I love LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS. I love writing it. I love editing it. I will be successful.
My question for you:
Is avoiding prepositions at the end of a sentence a stylistic preference or grammatically correct?