The road to hell is paved with adverbs.
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From On Writing, right? I love this quote.
I think so.
That’s right. And in an 80-word paragraph decrying the use of adverbs in his book On Writing, Stephen King used five adverbs, which works out to 6.25% of the total verbiage in said paragraph. Wherever the road paved with adverbs may lead, Mr King seems to be well on his way.
I need to work on limiting my usage of adverbs! I’m a lot better about it now, but I used to litter my writing with them.
I think I slowly read that while I was briskly walking and quickly reading “On writing Well” I could be wrong because I was breathing heavily at the time.
Hilarious. If it starts getting warmer and warmer during your run, it might be because you are getting closer to a very warm destination. ;-)
Nothing like being redundantly redundant.
Ha. I never met an adverb I didn’t like. Seriously.
…and the road to amusement and curiosity is paved with adjectives.
Not sure I want to be on any road with Stephen King. :)