Setting the Tone for a Novel or Story

Last week, I hit a bit of a brick wall with my WIP. Right at the end, too. At first, I thought it was fear, but then I realized that I wasn’t sure about the tone of my story, and that was throwing me off. Is this a romping romantic adventure, or is it a […]

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5 ways to eliminate –ly words from our writing

Among advice frequently bestowed upon writers is avoiding the adverb trap. Adverbs are those lovely little words—often ending in –ly—that modify a verb, adjective, or another adverb. They don’t always end in –ly, of course. That’s a very pretty sweater; really, it’s just too cute. But –ly adverbs are especially tricky because they’re easy to […]

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