For Heaven’s Sake, Stop Showing and Just Tell

It’s perfectly okay to use adverbs

Photo by Kai Pilger on Unsplash

Jake was seriously pissed off.

A perfectly fine line, complete with an adverb — the horror!

Many an expert on writing, including the go-to guru for all advice seekers, Stephen King, will tell you that this is a sin in the art of writing. The crime supposedly committed in the above sentence is that…



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Adrienne C.

Adrienne C.

Dominatrix of the written word. I write about writing, politics, race, money, religion, sex — hence the editor of The Third Rail