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Monday, August 26, 2013

The Evil of the Adverb

If the adverb wore shoes, she'd wear these.

She's desperately attractive. (Like that, don't you?).

She makes it easy. She removes the obstacles to clean prose in the draft and thus causes you to write checks now that later you'll be forced to cash. She obscures precision with the gloss of lipstick smeared across the edge of the glass.

I am not a Nobel prize winner and thus will not swear off adverbs. However, when I have one cross my brain I'll think of them in these heels.

Nothing in heels like this is going to me any good at all. Trust me. I have a weak moral constitution just like all my characters.

Eagle scouts make good characters only if dead at the bottom of an elevator shaft. I might have an adverb walk across the page now. Then, scotch.

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