I’ll be going through my story writing hunting down any adverbs and cutting them out hahaha
The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”
When I first started writing I searched for just the right adverb to describe an action. Adding “ly” to many words turned them into adverbs. Happy becomes Happily, Jealous—Jealously, Lazy—Lazily, you get my point. Many adverbs, but not all, end with “ly”. Words like almost, never, always qualify, too.
Imagine my surprise–after amassing the greatest list of adverbs known to man–to find you should not use them when writing a story. A writer needs to describe the action instead of using an adverb. Here’s an example.
“You picked him over me?” he asked angrily.
“You picked him over me?” he asked as his eyes widened and face grew red. He crossed his arms, spun on his heel and stormed away.
I’ve become obsessed looking for adverbs in novels. I forget to read the text. I nod my head…
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