Elements of Fiction (17)

Element 17: Adjectives

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The poor adjective has come under fire more than once (though I, for one, believe unfairly so).

To wit: “The adjective is the enemy of the noun,” according to Arthur Brisband.

Voltaire agrees, “Adjectives are frequently the greatest enemies of the substantives.”

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Raised by trolls in northern Sweden, now settled on the California coast a stone’s throw south of the Oregon border. Here I meditate and write. Wolfstuff.com.

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