Adjectives and Adverbs

5 Writing “Rules” That Are Really Guidelines

If you go in search of rules about writing, you’ll find plenty. Some rules you come across will be quite specific, like whether or not to use a comma with a conjunction, and others will be broad, like Strunk and White’s brief but vague directive to “omit needless words.” But when it comes to great writing, not …

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How to Break Writing Rules Right: “Don’t Use Adverbs, Adjectives”

. . .  When it comes to breaking the rules for adverbs and adjectives, you’ve got at least five great reasons to do it. 1) The verb or noun you need doesn’t exist in your language. 2) To control pacing. 3) To communicate interesting or unusual situations. 4) To create a specific tone or character voice. 5) …

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