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25 The right word and some wrong ones > FROM ADVICE TO ACTION! - Pg. 193

Your Creative Writing Masterclass 193 Samaritan where he lay in intensive care for three days, a lung destroyed, plastic tubes coming out of his nose, his arms, his chest and his penis. Leonard once explained his ten rules of writing. One was: "If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it." And another: "Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip." From Advice to Action! ACTION: When reviewing your first draft, test every adjective and adverb. Read the sentence with them and then without them. Which is more powerful? Also be aware of how many adjectives and adverbs you have used. If there are too many, the reader may feel over-