I'm honored to have one of my writing articles appearing on So You Want To Write.org -- The Great Adverbectomy
When I first began writing, my words flowed and dripped onto the paper like sweet honey. Writing was so easy. All I had to do was write a great story, and publishers would clamor to print my work. Who needed to read books on writing, or have writing partners, or attend writing conferences?
I wrote completely without guidance, operating my keyboard without training wheels. After several manuscript rejections, I found much-needed help through a critique group.
My first writing mentor addressed a problem. Since I had enough adverbs in my first paragraph to send an editor into shock, the offending items had to be removed.
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