Adverbs & Cliches in a Nutshell
What I liked about this book was it's no nonsense approach. Ms. Bell states the purpose succinctly and clearly (adverbs can be useful), and doesn't burden us with more RULES: Thou shalt never use a cliché.
She gives excellent advice and provides easy-to-use examples of 34 common adverbs and associated clichés used to express ideas or emotions. I really appreciated the example paragraphs for each of these sets. The first two paragraphs rely on adverbs and clichés. The third she calls the Unique Example, and it shows how much more exciting and vivid writing becomes, using details and your unique style.
This is a workbook and a great resource for writing teachers and writers. I love having it.
Things I learned on Vacation
Reading for pleasure is pleasurable.
Catching fish is highly overrated.
Eating fresh fish is not.
My favorite quote for the day
"My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance and in inverse proportion to my expectations."
I don't know who said this, but I love that they did.
So please add Jessica's book to your Goodreads list, buy it, share your experience with it. Tell me what you learned or are learning while summering. And enjoy the day with acceptance and few expectations.