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Old 08-23-2015, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by calligraphy View Post
Sometimes the sentence is weaker with it. I've found YA writers overuse them to "youthanize" the narrative, but essentially it makes the writer sound younger.

I usually strip them out as much as I can, meaning I leave some in. But second round is always the moment to strengthen a sentence. Every one of them counts, and so usually an adverb can leave if it sounds as good without.

I think new writers overuse them, I did/do, but as we get stronger in the narrative, I notice they are used less and less.

Just my experience.

Are you will to share an example? A before and after sort of thing. Something with adverbs and then without adverbs while using stronger narrative. Just a couple lines each should suffice.

Thanks in advance!

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