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On Writing – A Memoir of the Craft

Yesterday I finished reading Stephen King’s On writing. It’s an amazing book, it tells you so much about what being an author means. He included lots of useful tips I would like to share with you. 546 more words

Writing

Kicking Bad Writing Habits To The Curb

Happy New Year, everyone! It’s resolution time, when many of us commit to eating healthier foods, getting eight hours sleep, cleaning the closets, and watching less television. 737 more words

Writing

Don't Go Gentle: Writing Colourful With(out) Adverbs

Adverbs are colourful things. Despite the advice of writers like Stephen King, they can do a lot to spice up your prose.

Agatha Christie, for example, was a prolific user of them. 1,568 more words

Linguistics

Avoid Those Lovely Adverbs

And Have Fun Doing It

By Annette Rey

Why do professionals advise writers to limit the use of adverbs? Aren’t adverbs descriptive words? Don’t they give a visual to readers of what is going on? 668 more words

Writing

Grammar Pet Peeves: Defending Words from User-Abusers

Someone recently posted on her blog (and I’m sorry, I don’t remember her name) that while she believed in teaching grammar in school, she didn’t take kindly to grammarphiles getting worked up over specific pet peeves in daily life. 943 more words

Writing

Consider the adverb...

It doesn’t really matter what your New Year’s resolution is, it’s all about the how, not the what. Adverbs are important when it comes down to it. 176 more words

The Attack on the Adjectives!

It used to be that superlatives had an exalted status in the past.  When people of yesteryears called something ‘greatest’, they seemed to mean that there truly was nothing greater.  639 more words

Adjectives