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Here is another great post from Dan Alatorre on the subject of adverb use.

Dan Alatorre - AUTHOR

coverUsing my unreleased manuscript An Angel On Her Shoulder, I am showing you my techniques for reworking a story into a more readable, more enjoyable piece. It’s 45+ lessons in about 45 days. (To start at Chapter 1, click HERE.)

To view it best, bring up the two versions in different windows and view them side by side to see what was changed.

Then give me your thoughts in the comment section.

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Time to continue going through a few areas we’ve been addressing in each chapter but not necessarily highlighting.

Adverbs are not your friend, and neither is the word when.

  1. When you use and adverb, you’ve chosen a weaker way to say your thought

From Stephen King On Writing:

Adverbs … are words that modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs. They’re the ones that usually end in -ly. Adverbs, like the passive voice…

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