Happy July to All Writers! Hop on the Insecure Writers Support Group train HERE.
How is your writing? Mine has grown less and less frequent over the years. But I AM still writing! I’m excited about my romantic suspense WIP–it’s just that my day job has grown in scope and I don’t write if I travel on the weekends.
As I write this post, I’m in Nashville, visiting a good friend who moved here recently. We cooked quite a few dishes for his brother’s July 4th party, including spicy grits, pimento dip, banana pudding, spiked lemonade, and red velvet brownie stars.
IWSG Question: What is one valuable lesson you’ve learned since you started writing?
Instead of Joe ran quickly … Joe dashed.
Instead of She looked frantically through her purse … She rummaged through her purse.
My debut novel, With Good Behavior, was full of adverbs and bloated writing. I sliced 30,000 words and my publisher will re-release the tighter version soon. I cut the book down to its fighting weight!
Check out this pdf by Deanna Carlyle, 1000 Verbs to Write By.