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Another well-reasoned tirade AGAINST ‘Thou Shalt Not Use Adverbs!’

This is an old (from 2017!) tirade against the anti-adverb nonsense so common in “internet wisdom” on writing, and I’d somehow forgotten to share it before, so…  The most common argument I’ve seen against the use of adverbs (*) amounts … Continue reading


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Adverbs Burned My Village!

“Adverbs burned my village!” That’s what author Gregory S. Close once said to me, his joking way of explaining his campaign to eradicate adverbs from his own writing at any cost. “Effortlessly paled and backed away at the sight of … Continue reading

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