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Structure Sunday: Kill your adverbs

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hell writing promptIn his memoir On Writing, Stephen King warns, “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”

Print the first five pages of your work in progress and cross out every adjective and adverb.

Do the sentences still convey the right meaning? How can you add nouns and verbs to do the heavy lifting?


For more inspiration, visit our database of writing prompts.

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