Wednesday, March 13, 2013

On Adverbs...

Chris Brogan's post today led me to this article by Stephen King. I have been trying to avoid use of adverbs in my writing by using effective verbs and actions. However, I know that they sneak in there. I hate to place additional roadblocks in my own creative path when I am writing a first draft or a new section, so I don't focus on best writing practices. That means I "generally" have to go back in and edit. I  believe it is through the editing process where, over time, my original writing style improves -- especially with the great critiquing eyes of my writing group

1 comment:

  1. It also depends on the kind of adverbs. Some are okay to use. It's the ones which are trying to strengthen weak verbs which should be avoided. : )