Technical

Adverb busting

One of the techniques all writers are taught is to keep usage of adverbs to a minimum and beef up your verbs instead. So, totally ignoring that advice, I seem to have littered my manuscript of Legacy of the Father with those pesky blighters. A new draft, devoted entirely to stronger verbs, has cut over 3,000 words. Seriously, how many ‘-ly’ words can you have?

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