I’m adding filter words to my list of words that need to be sought out and destroyed. I was dithering over a few of them yesterday. I thought it had something to do with the fact that I was reading the text aloud that made them sound jarring and out of place. Now I know why they bothered me. They pulled me out of the head of my character. I blame the late hour and eyestrain for my inability to figure that out myself.
Read all about filter words and why you too might consider eliminating them or, depending on the point of view you’re going for, adding more: Understanding Point of View: Eliminating Filter Words