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Adverbs & Clichés in a Nutshell: Demonstrated Subversions of Adverbs & Clichés into Gourmet Imagery

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Have you been told you use too many adverbs and clichés in your writing? Want to remedy it? Then this is the book for you!

In Adverbs & Clichés in a Nutshell: Demonstrated Subversions of Adverbs & Clichés into Gourmet Imagery, you will find thirty-four examples of prose which clearly demonstrate how to turn thos
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Mass Market Paperback, 170 pages
Published April 18th 2013 by Vine Leaves Press (first published April 17th 2013)
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Angela Mackintosh
May 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was thrilled to hear that Jessica Bell published another book in her “Nutshell” series because I loved the first one, Show & Tell in a Nutshell: Demonstrated Transitions from Telling to Showing. Like the first book, Adverbs & Clichés in a Nutshell is a reference guide for writers who need information quickly. I’m a visual learner who likes to learn by example and put ideas into action, so this format suits me.

There are thirty-four examples in the book, and each example has a list of a
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Amie McCracken
Apr 25, 2013 added it
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Jessica's style and flair when presenting simple ideas is paramount. This book is full of tiny emotional moments, but it's not even supposed to be. It's meant to show you how to fix your writing, specifically adverbs and cliches. And it does that, so well that your heart strings are tugged with each sentence she writes. Jessica makes things simple so writers can take their own writing and pump it up with stronger, healthier, and intense words.

If you want adverbs and cliches simplified and portra
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Lex
Nov 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Although I thought most of the subversions in this book were lame, it is nice to have a list of cliches to avoid. Decent resource for bettering your manuscript.
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