How does one obliterate unnecessary words from one’s manuscript? Those pesky ‘ly’ words crop up out of nowhere. Today’s featured link, discusses helpful editing tips.

“So many “how to” books tell me to weed out weak adverbs, and as I look at my own work, I’m paranoid. However, I’m not paranoid enough. In writing this post, I referred to my current edit in process. I wanted to see how many times I used an ly word when a stronger verb would work better. Ouch! Would you believe, forty ly words in the first chapter? I’ve listed a few of those below and the words I’ve used to replace them.” Click here to read the rest of this helpful article.