I occasionally peruse the internet for writing advice trying to shore up what little talent I have with a definitive grasp on the rules. Suffice to say, I need a lot of shoring up. Here is a particularly good, and even better, small article with first class comments that really add to the original piece. This one is over on reddit.com one of my favorite sites.
This article discusses “reader fatigue” which is an awful clever way of saying people will quickly tire of liberal use of adverbs, was, were, -ly words and a few others. Plus, the author then goes on to give examples in the real world that have nothing to do with writing (yeah, when does that happen?) to illustrate the point. Good job there.
Go read about reader fatigue.
In the next post: A review of Scott Lynch’s 3rd Locke Lamora novel: The Republic of Thieves. You can see it at the link to amazon there and read the reviews which is how I usually decide what I like, but since it was Locke Lamora it was automatic for me. It’s been great so far. I have a gripe or two, but am still enjoying the book immensely.
till next tme, dragons…