This past Thursday, Christopher Newport University (my beloved alma mater) invited me to return and speak on a panel about careers in publishing. What an awesome opportunity to return to my old stomping grounds and impart my wisdom to those who are walking the same path I once walked. My fellow panelists included a children's … Continue reading Careers in Publishing Panel
Quickly. Menacingly. Sweetly. Adverbs are wonderful little goodies that bring such nuance to the English language. And we as authors are so eager to grab them in order to bring our worlds to life in the mind of a reader. But they're low-hanging fruit. Mark Twain and Stephen King agree with me when I say … Continue reading Remove. Replace. Restructure. Keep Adverbs from Killing Your Sentences.