There is a great article in Slate about repeated words and sentences in The Hunger Games, Harry Potter and Twilight. You can find it here. Some of it is really amusing. It is interesting to see which words each author favored. For Twilight it makes total sense that Meyer used “I sighed” the most. The others were kind of surprising. I love that all the authors use “ly” adverbs. I have been told repeatedly by my writing group that I use them too much and I need to find other ways to express myself. So while I will continue to cut down on them I think I will still sneak them in every so often when I can’t find any other way to write something.