Do I really have to kill them all??
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I like some of them. Some of them work well, truly they do. I don’t want to do this! It’s going to take FOREVER!
What a touchy subject. Cut them all! Leave them alone, they’re fine. Get them out!
I’ve made it known what a huge reader I am. And I will say right now that I have read many books with plenty of…..ADVERBS! One in particular, a very popular book, is loaded with them. Many writers say to cut them all….every single one. Others say, a few are just fine. And others still, LOVE them and use them with no qualms. So what’s the best answer?
As I am scrutinizing my first 6 chapters (again), I’m finding it hard to see a middle ground. I am also finding a few ummm….. wickedly, lovely, softly, gently….CRAP!
“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”
— Stephen King
I guess Stephen King would know. I’ll continue cutting.