Tuesday, July 6, 2010


After hearing that you shouldn't use them for so many years, the "rule" has been branded into my mind. Which only means that I'm aware of them.

I do use them, occationally. When revising, if I come across one, I make sure it fits and that it can't be replaced with a better word.

I look at all the "rules" in writing more of a guideline. Do what works for you.


  1. I agree...do what works for you...there is something to that whole "rules are meant to be broken" argument at times!

  2. Setting the scene, enlivening the action, delivering the emotion...words serve these purposes, I think.

  3. 'What works for you' is absolutely right - well said, Toni.