Writing 101: Death to Adverbs

After a long walk, wondering in a jungle of giants.  Giants that are made of concrete and metal with a small square of transparent view, not enough to see inside them, but enough to see the refection of the sun.  I take a seat, protected from the heat of the sun from large branch filled with leaves.  Sitting down, I glazed straight ahead, to an ancient rocky looking building that has endured time and the forces of mother nature.  There in front, two people with wide smiles on their faces.  Faces filled with happiness, joy, love, a faced filled with celebration that it roams through the cool air, breezing through the giants that surrounds me.

In between me and these faces of joy, children running around, cooling off their small bodies with the water shooting striaght out from the fountain below the ground.  All I hear are screams of fun and the sound of splashes as they run through the puddles of water.   Many of the adults, just as me watching what unfolds before our eyes.  These two people, glowing with joy, holding hands as their special moment is capture and frozen in time, where they will always be young.  Knowing this is a wonderful moment for them, where she resemble a princess and him a knight in shining armor, where they have vowel to each other before their audience and their heavy god.   All of a suddenly, the sound of the bells, reverbing, as a sign from the gods above acknowledging the celebration between these two people, who begin a new chapter in their life.

*If you are not sure what am describing, it the ending of a wedding, front of a old church here in San Antonio, TX.*


Day Eight: Death to Adverbs

Today’s Prompt: Go to a local café, park, or public place and write a piece inspired by something you see. Get detailed: leave no nuance behind.

Thoughtful writers create meaning by choosing precise words to create vivid pictures in the reader’s mind. As you strive to create strong imagery, show your readers what’s going on; avoid telling them.

Today’s twist: write an adverb-free post. If you’d rather not write a new post, revisit and edit a previous one: excise your adverbs and replace them with strong, precise verbs.


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