Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Excessively used adverbs are annoyingly common.

Recently in writerly circles, the use of adverbs has been unfairly dubbed as “poorly selected word use.”  I hardly think using an adverb means a writer is lazily choosing their words.  Practically all authors use adverbs occasionally.  Harshly judged criticisms of virtually all “–ly” words are unnecessarily extreme. 


Clever Human said...

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(feels like I'm writing a mad lib!)