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You Have Too Many Adverbs, We Need To Operate ASAP

Yesterday, I went to the Doctor’s to have my brain tested. She came into the room, staring at her charts, shaking her head.

“P.S. Hoffman, I’m afraid I have some bad news.” 523 more words


mestengobooks reblogged this on Mestengo Books and commented:

A funny, enlightening view of one of my less-than-desirable writing skills (and many others', I'm sure). Read on...

Just One

Try to speak in words of just one beat and still make your point.
A hard thing to do that puts my brain out of joint. 140 more words



Fill in the blanks with suitable adverbs from the box. Write the kind of adverb against each sentence. The same adverb can be used more than once. 71 more words


From the pedant in the room...

Adverbs are essential. The writers who caution against adverbs are talking nonsense. The linguist Geoff Pullum cites the slogan of a well-known British department store: “Never knowingly undersold.” “Anyone who believes that adverbs are dispensable would presumably have no objection to rewriting this as ‘Undersold’.” — says a…

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Plain Words

The Complete Plain Words

Author: Ernest Gowers


This classic work on written communication teaches invaluable lessons in how to ‘convey to your readers exactly what you intend to convey’ (page 1). 647 more words


Eragon 3: This is a Joke, Right?

It is truly shocking how little I care about the goings-on in Carvahall, Eragon’s village. Since I’ve read Eragon already and know what’s going to happen, there’s no tension in this chapter anymore. 884 more words


5 Things I Have Learned from Writing Book Reviews

At the end of this week-long book review fest, and all of the other reviews I have posted over the last few months, I thought I’d share some things I’ve learned for my own work from writing them. 237 more words