Saturday, June 13, 2009

"I am addicted to adverbs," she said desperately.

Help. I'm addicted to adverbs. I'm doing much better with curbing them in my novel, but I use them in excess in my every day life. That's what we dramatics do, emphasize everything. -LY -LY -LY. I love them truly, madly, deeply, hopelessly, endlessly.

I'm in big trouble.


  1. I'd always rather read/write a strong, perfect verb than a verb+adverb. But, we can't kill every adverb so pick a few favorites and sprinkle sparingly:)

  2. Thanks for the tips Jill. I devour your blog. Thanks for all of the advice.

  3. That's Steven King's number one complaint about JK Rowling. Just a tidbit of information.