Oak= 21 times
Okay, I haven’t really looked through my writings in too much detail, but this was the one that came to mind. 21 times to use oak as a descriptor in a novel? That seems rather excessive. Especially when you look at it showing up 3-5 times in one paragraph.
I know on one hand that the simplest description is often the best, but sometimes you have to look around for one that will be less obtrusive.
What are your tics in description?