Then while reading On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King he says leave adverbs alone, to quote correctly "The road to hell is paved with adverbs." Well there you have it again. Once I'm done editing my book I know I will have to take out a lot of "EXTRA" and "USELESS" words. But I'm learning and having fun while I do, at least for now anyway. So here are some tips I've learned from these two books.
- When quoting you can't go wrong with a simple "he said, she said"
- Simplify your sentences, get rid of useless words
- The secret of good writing is to strip every sentence to its cleanest components
- Is what you trying to say clear to someone the first time through
- Clear thinking becomes clear writing