Monday, February 28, 2011

The Danger of Adverbs

It's strange to me that I only recently got the advice of not putting in adverbs into my writing. I don't rely on them much, thank goodness. But still, sometimes I'd sprinkle a few into a chunk of writing that made it a lot less powerful. My writing comes a lot slower now, but I think it's worth it getting a first-draft that doesn't take as much revising.

And if, that doesn't motivate you, my Creative Writing teacher tells us that every time we use an adverb, a kitten dies.
And you don't want to kill this precious baby, do you?