In Defense of Adverbs

Adverbs are terrible! Awful! Wimpy bits of junk! Every writer workshop or class or lecture I’ve attended has said these words–or a paraphrased version, anyway. It gets worse, if you hang around long enough.

Avoid adverbs! They weaken your sentences! Destroy your paragraphs! Ruin your garden! Wipe out your chances for a date! Don’t use more than two per novel!

Oh, calm down.

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