Daily Archives: October 22, 2014
I must alert you to the fact that though you started out as a tell-er you are now a better show-er.
I know it was not easy to release the adverbs. You shook your head at the thought of relegating words to the limited use section. You twisted your lips together tightly as you checked online sources to confirm the accuracy of the rule. You rushed to your bookshelf and pulled down a book by your favorite author. Flipping through the pages, you scanned the text for the elusive pairing of letters l and y.
I’m convinced,” you said out loud to yourself. With a nod of your head, you closed the hardback book and returned it to the shelf reserved for favored tomes, ready to write without adverbs.
In addition, I want to compliment you on your efforts to find your blogger’s voice. Perched in front of your keyboard, typing the words in your head, you hit backspace until the print seems right, until the words seem to sound like you to you. With a sigh, and sometimes with a smile, you tap the publish button, fighting against the urge to edit.
Sometimes you continue to make changes and sometimes you don’t. You are growing as a writer.
Your chief critic and main supporter