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Genre: Hysterical Faction
Word Count: 100
Am I the only one who has found learning the current rules of writing ruins the enjoyment of reading? Suddenly, I find myself editing. Oh dear. I shouldn’t have started that last sentence with ‘suddenly.’ As Mark Twain is credited with saying, “If you see an adverb, kill it.”
What about disembodied body parts? Don’t tell me you’ve never noticed them.
“His eyes traveled about the room.” Can you see them rolling along the walls?
How about, “Her nose ran to the scent”? Disturbing at best.
“The boy’s hand waved vigorously.” All I can say to that one is, “Duck!”