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Why You Should Avoid Adverbs In Your Fiction | Golspen

In fiction writing, adverbs are bad word choice. The more the number of adverbs a writing contains, the poorer the writing gets.

But why are there such things as adverbs  in the English language if a writer can’t enjoy the freedom to use them in writing? 

The problem  with  adverbs is its overuse. Adverbs modify verb, adverbs, other adverbs, clauses, phrases and sometimes, a whole sentence and is hence the overuse.

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I'm a food scientist who has chosen the path of creative writing- the one thing which comes to me naturally.
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