The overuse of adjectives and adverbs can ruin sentences and flatten descriptive passages.
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What's that word doing there? When it comes to spoken language, nothing is accidental. Linguists are working on finding meaning in every 'oh,' 'um,' 'well,' and 'okay.' The results might surprise you.
The baddest of the prose villains, that one word that, when mis-used, can single-handedly wreck an entire page of fiction for me, if not the whole piece: As.
Why the best descriptions are the ones that are easily understood, yet leave a lasting impression on readers’ minds.