One of the ugliest faux pas of any writer are the use of meaningless adverbs. There are three adverbs used by writers which slow down any writing style: really, actually and extremely.
If you can avoid these all together and find better adverbs or remove them altogether, your prose will take on a much more direct tone that will pull your reader in and show them rather than tell them.
For a handy list of adverbs, try this link. It has everything you need.
You are very welcome;)
Published by Roger Colby, Novelist, Editor
Roger Colby is a novelist and teacher who has taught English for nearly two decades. He is also an avid reader of science fiction who feels, like many other sci-fi readers, that he has read everything. He writes science fiction for the reader who is looking for the next best thing, something to excite them into reading again. This blog is his journey as a writer and his musings about writing. He also edits manuscripts for a fee and is an expert at helping you reach your full potential as a writer.
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One thought on “NaNoWriMo Tip #8: Adverb Use”
Thanks so much for the tips, Roger, and for the list of adverbs! 🙂