Writing Tips: Abolish the Adverbs | Writing Forward

I wrote my first draft using adverbs. For me, it is an effective way to get my creative thoughts on paper. However, this is where good editing comes in. On the second draft, I am going back to reword my sentences… This is the best article I have seen on adverbs! ❤

What are adverbs and why are they frowned upon? How can you cleanse your writing of them?

Source: Writing Tips: Abolish the Adverbs | Writing Forward

26 thoughts on “Writing Tips: Abolish the Adverbs | Writing Forward

  1. I agree that adverbs can be show stoppers, and I use them with caution. It’s much more appetizing to read an interesting verb, or verb phrase, or an interesting noun. Hemingway also eschewed the passive voice. I agree with this, as well, but it’s hard to avoid using it when writing in a conversational tone. J.K. Rowling used it abundantly. So. There you go.

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  2. Stephen King’s book ‘On Writing’ says a lot about adverbs. Since I read this book I’ve been very selective about when and where I use an adverb. It’s not about getting rid of all the adverbs it’s more about using them sparingly and only where it’s absolutely needed. Thanks for the article. 😀 xx

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