I subscribe to lots of writerly blogs and lists. Today Chuck Sambuchino’s blog had a guest post by Jessica Bell, who has two books out, Show & Tell in a Nutshell, and Adverbs & Cliches in a Nutshell. Yes, they are on my buy list.
I really enjoyed the post. Bell discusses ways to reduce the number of adverbs in your writing to increase drama and strength of your imagery and just simply to avoid looking like a literary neophyte. She gives examples of what she means which is very helpful. Most useful to me was her suggestion to WRITE SMALL.
I’m keeping that close to my writing space.
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