and adverbs - editing skills
Weak adjectives and adverbs are
usually the first words to be tackled in the editing phase,
but you can improve your writing skills by choosing these more
wisely in your early drafts too. Each time you select a noun
or verb, and then use another word (or a string of words) to
modify it, you weaken the quality of your writing.
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the Fiction Writing forum
We're playing an Adjective game on the
forum, based on this week's article. The aim is to reduce a
string of adjectives to a single modifier, or even to come up
with a better noun that makes the adjectives redundant.
a go on the forum!
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