To use or not to use adverbs is one big controversy in the writing world. The rule is to use them sparingly if at all.
I loved using adverbs because they were convenient, but as I started understudy on how to write professionally it was challenging to learn how not to make the mistake of the constant use of adverbs.
I still get tempted to – by the force of habit – but with consistent practice, it gets better.
To Improve, Prepare Yourself For Punishment
A great part of writing and being a writer involves criticism. A lot of time, we are afraid of having our work scrutinized constructively by others that we pass up opportunities to have them take a carving knife to our revered work.
However, to effectively improve your writing, you have to take certain steps that would certainly cause you to cringe.
If you can afford a professional writer or editor, pay them to look at your work and give you critical feedback without sweetening it. The tougher the criticism, the more helpful for you in the longer run.
The narrow road of the publishing industry is full of rejections and criticisms from publishing houses, editors, agent etc and the sooner your mind opens up to such circumstances the better accustomed you become. Read More
Nip Writing Mistakes In The Bud.
Would you be able to count how many times you’ve crafted a perfect article, published it, only to read it a few days later and gasp @$#@@, lo and behold, there it is eyeing you in a malevolent way – a Wrong Spelling, a Grammatical Error, all inserted by those hideous trolls? Quelle Horreur!
Now the ever-loving Grammar Police will be after you with vengeance. Yep! There are those who make it their business to catch spelling and grammar defaulters and you’ll be banished to the spelling room with a Nanny McPhee nightmare of a teacher. Beware!
Have I got your attention yet? Read More