Saturday, December 1, 2012

Mark Twain On Writing: 'Kill Your Adjectives'

Kate Kiefer at wrote a piece on the advice Mark Twain gave to writers.

Words like “really” and “very” are rarely useful. Twain famously said to “substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” I think of him every time I type—and then delete—the word “very.”

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