Friday, June 11, 2010

Love Remembered

Completed my first runthrough of Love Remembered. I deleted a ton of adverbs ("she inquired curiously"-- how else would one inquire?) and excess dialogue tags. I used the words "harshly" and "softly" about eighteen million times apiece, and most of those have now been removed. I took out a lot of excessively fancy words for dialogue ("she sputtered" or "he countered," and similar verbiage) and either replaced them with a more basic "she said," or just took out the tag entirely. I think it reads a lot better now. I'll go through it a second time this weekend.

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