Excellent reminder. :) I remember the days when I relied on adverbs, because I didn't trust that my readers would know exactly how my characters said something. Now I focus on the actual dialogue line, with no need to add "she said sarcastically." ;)
Oh my gosh, that is how I write, too! I guess I'm not confident enough in my dialogue! Wow, who would have thought?Blessings Shelley and thank you, Dawn, for the tips :)
Megan,You WILL get there! Just practice, practice, practice! :0) I will come visit your blog.
Shelley, I often want to put adverbs in, but I try really hard to resist. It has to be really important for me to keep it in.
Dawn, your tips have really improved my dialogue!
Brianna, Prove it, girl! I want to see your next two chapters? ;0)BTW, haven't said it lately, but I really appreciate you (writer-wise and friend-wise).
Excellent tip! I'm a reformed adverb addict.
Jennifer,I didn't know it had a name? LOL.
Good thoughts, Dawn...show, don't tell. I need to remember that. Enjoy the challenge!
Jarm,Thank you. I am enjoying it so far. I need more time, though, to visit other blogs. I'm hoping to do that tonight.
I have been trying very hard to remember this in my writing. It is difficult for those of us Jennifer refers to as "Adverb Addicts", but it makes total sense. :)
I love Jennifer's term "Adverb Addicts"! I think they can be used...just sparingly. ;0)
Yep! I love your picture too. :-)
Me too, the picture is great, it says it all. Hello, stopping by from A-Z Challenge!English Speaking Zone
Barbara,Thanks for leaving a comment. I'll come visit you soon.
I appreciate your comments! I try to respond to each one.