If you’ve got as many questions as I have about the craft of creative writing, you’ll know how important it is to try out new things. The more you learn, the more it seems there is to learn. Every day, as they say, is a school day.
That’s what this alphabet is all about. It’s not a dictionary of answers, more a lexicon of suggestions. Some of them are my own, many are ideas I’ve picked up along the way from people far smarter than myself. If you like the sound of them, why not give them a try?
A is for Adjectives and Adverbs
Try ditching both. See how concise and precise your writing becomes. Instead of writing he ran quickly, try he sprinted. Instead of telling me the building was tall, try telling me the building towered. Very often, the fewest words deliver the maximum effect…
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