In today's Delanceyplace excerpt - in his book, On Writing, prolific fiction writer Stephen King argues for simplicity in writing. Here he attacks the adverb:
"Give it back," he pleaded, "it's mine."
"Don't be such a fool, Jekyll," Utterson said.
"Give it back," he pleaded abjectly, "it's mine."
"Don't be such a fool, Jekyll," Utterson said contemptuously.
"Never stop kissing me!" Shayna gasped.
"You damned tease!" Bill jerked out.
Date: Copyright 2000 by Stephen King
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