These are some common words and phrases you’ll want to take a look at in your novel. Most of these, you’ll notice, aren’t something your novel needs. If you can cut it out, or if you can find a better way to say it, do it. 

that
it
seems
sort of
oh
even
even still/even as
still
or not
seem to/seems to
ah
and
so
just
very
somewhat
somehow
at all
of course
especially
all right
little
small
world (often in overwrought sentences)
big
actually
certainly
tries to ___
for a long time
for a short time
only
just
Because (starting sentence)
really
a bit
only
It was (starting sentence)
must have
all
very first (=first)
So/For/And (starting sentence)
sometimes
usually
But
Like
As if
anymore
some
suddenly
sudden
it. (ending sentence)
It (starting sentence)
and then
I know
you know
ever (e.g., “ever known”)
then
thing/s
also thing/s (if specific object)
such a
exact same
wondering
wandering