Tag: Emotion Thesaurus

Why “Never Use Adverbs” Is Bad Writing Advice

Posted August 20, 2015 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
Why “Never Use Adverbs” Is Bad Writing Advice

Let’s debunk this bad boy. Beyond the fact that “never” is an adverb, which is a fun little irony for you. What IS an adverb? An adverb is more than a word that modifies a verb — but it’s a good start. Adverbs are versatile little words that can modify anything except nouns. (Because if a […]

Why Every Writer Should Get The Emotion Thesaurus

Posted July 16, 2015 by Amanda Shofner in Writing
Why Every Writer Should Get The Emotion Thesaurus

Because writers are evil beings who are cruel to their characters. Wait. No. That’s not it. It’s because common problems that arise in manuscripts revolve around how writers describe what’s happening. I’m trying really hard to avoid the cliches like “Show don’t tell” and “avoid adverbs” but a lot of that contributes to wooden stories. […]