Writing adverbs

“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.” - Stephen King Adverbs have become some of the most hated words in the English language, especially for writers. Although, it's hard to see how adverbs slow stories down sometimes. Popular adverbs include: particularly usually simply quite little finally accidentally fast As a tip, duplicate the story … Continue reading Writing adverbs

Healthy reminder:

To be a great writer, someone has to get upset with the writer’s work. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? But it’s true. Many famous writers, including J. K. Rowling, Ernest Hemingway, and John Green, all have been successful in their careers. But they also made some reviewers angry. One well-known author, Rudyard Kipling, had a review … Continue reading Healthy reminder:

Writing photos

Us writers explore the Internet during our many writing breaks. We usually end up starting chats or finding funny photos or looking up the specific type of the metal people used in the mid 1800s and how dangerous it could be. Personally, I love finding writing photos on Pinterest. I decided to share some of … Continue reading Writing photos

Battles with the word “said”

Many writers love the word “said”. They use it for every piece of dialogue they can. However, “said” can be overused. Reading “said” gives the reader nothing about the story. But there are other words that expand the story, letting the reader know more about the characters and plot. These other dialogue tags include: Announced … Continue reading Battles with the word “said”

Using foreign languages in stories

Not everyone in the world speaks one language, so sometimes your characters shouldn’t either. More books I read these days mix languages into their stories. They don’t have descriptions of scenery in another language or so though, because I might end up throwing the book across the room as I try to decipher letters that … Continue reading Using foreign languages in stories