Good vs bad adverbs

Back in 2018, I did a post on adverbs that I need to expand on. I talked about how writers should use adverbs sparingly. Don't overcoat your work with them, because it slows your story down. But I never talked about the good vs bad adverbs. Bad adverbs are like smiled happily. Or fiercely killed … Continue reading Good vs bad adverbs

The moon

Once the blue moon risesYou can find me whispering to the starsAsking why I am left to the wolves They’ll speak of the highest mountainsI’ll ask about the dirt belowAnd they’ll point me toward the sea Once the red moon risesYou can find me yelling at the soilAsking if the wolves had to devour me … Continue reading The moon

Battles with the word “said”

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