Tag Archives: rewriting

Cut the Useless Words

Earlier, I blogged about going over what you’ve just written.  Editing and revising are part of writing well like practicing free-throws are to scoring more points in a basketball game.  They are vital.  A major aspect of editing and revising … Continue reading

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Editing/Revising Helps You Write As Well As You Can

Earlier, I ranted about killing all the adjectives and adverbs you can.  To find those “ly” words you must go over what you just wrote.  Thus begins the editing/revising phase.  It is every bit as vital as putting the words … Continue reading

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Kill the “ly” Words

I hate adjectives and adverbs.  Those are the words that come before or after a verb and end in the letters “ly.”  Example:  “I literally cringed embarrassingly.”  Better:  “I cringed.”  What makes me absolutely and positively cringe uncontrollably is the … Continue reading

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