Craft in Reverse 1 – 2 12 2019

Welcome to craft in reverse, a blog series where I take a popular piece of writing advice and deconstruct it before your very eyes! Here’s hoping this isn’t a terrible idea.

This week’s piece of writing advice goes as follows: Don’t use adjectives or adverbs.

I really like this piece of advice. When one removes these simpler ways to add descriptive flavor the writer must rely on stronger verbs to deliver the desired meaning. Definitely, overusing adjectives and adverbs can make a piece a drag to read.

However…

A well-placed adjective (Or even, GASP, an adverb!) can torque the emphasis of a sentence with vivid verb and subject to an even higher level. And sometimes, the opposite case, where one can deliver the meaning one intends most efficiently with simple descriptors.

Like practically every piece of writing advice, this one needs to be taken with a grain of salt.

This one is brief, but if it proved at all interesting or useful, let me know. I will be back next week with more of this series. In the mean-time enjoy the podcasts and other posts on this blog.

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Alive After Reading Episode 64 – Shawn Bird

This week on Alive After Reading, I talk with author Shawn Bird.

However, when you get this I will be wrapping up my stay at 4th Street Fantasy Convention. Shout out to all the authors and all the other awesome folk there this weekend!

Thanks for listening!

 

Alive After Reading Episode 63 – Rachel Aaron

This week on Alive After Reading I talk with the awesome author, Rachel Aaron about books, writing, and publishing. I try not to fanboy too much, because Rachel is a current favorite author of mine.

Check out her works as Rachel Aaron here. Don’t forget, she also has books out under the name of Rachel Bach!

I also have a new book out (In my Clean Series). There’s sale going right now for that series. Check it out here.

Thanks for listening everyone!

 

Alive After Reading Episode 29 – Paul Sating

Hey everyone, Alive After Reading is back with an interview featuring Paul Sating, a writer, and audio drama creator behind a few great podcasts out there right now.

Check out Paul’s website!

Buy my books and support the show!

Thanks for listening!

Alive After Reading Episode 22 – Soul Art Reading

Today, we have a special episode of Alive After Reading: Tim reads the opening prologue of his new book, Soul Art, previously recorded as a gift only for his mailing list subscribers.

You can read the first book in the Maker Mythos series, Hunter and Seed, and that is the best place to start with this story.

Thanks for listening!

Alive After Reading Episode 21 – A.G. Kirkham

This week on Alive After Reading, Tim is back for a chat with romance author, A.G. Kirkham. A.G. rocks. This conversation has a lot to do with writing as one’s best self, entirely thanks to her. Enjoy!

Check out A.G. Kirkham’s book Guard, today!

Check out Tim’s free works on instafreebie.com when you have time.

Or, get the cream of the crop and buy one of Tim’s newest books, The Mangrove Suite, and Soul Art, today!

Thanks for listening.