Thursday, February 14, 2008

A note on adverbs:

GET RID OF THEM!

That is all. Thank you for your time.

xoxox,

La Gringa

5 comments:

Brigid said...
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Brigid said...

Holy crap. I hope it wasn't my query that fed into this. :-)

Adam Lipkin said...

Dagnabbit! I was going to leave a comment saying, "I'll work on that tomorrow," with the word "tomorrow" struck out, to indicate that I'd killed the adverb, but stoopid Blogger doesn't allow the S or Strike tags. So pretend I made the joke anyway.

(Also, without adverbs, where would poor Tom Swift be?)

Nathan said...

What have you got against totally awesome adverbs?

S. E. Ward said...

I'm gradually working on it! Eventually I'll have it done! ;)

I once wrote an entire practise novel without adverbs (or speech tags apart from "said")--180,000 words. Oh, man, that was difficult, but it broke me of the habit to the point that I wince when other people use them.