The extremely occasional blog of Colleen Lindsay, professional nerd, cat herder, publishing optimist, and sartorial tragedy.
Holy crap. I hope it wasn't my query that fed into this. :-)
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?)
What have you got against totally awesome adverbs?
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.
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