Thursday, January 28, 2010

Fried Macaroni and Cheese

I watched a cooking show the other day on fried everything. In addition to fried macaroni and cheese, they had showed how to make fried pizza and fried candy bars before I switched to another channel. You may find these delights appetizing, but I find it overkill.


I think that pizza, on its own, is high enough in fat for my conscience. I don't need someone adding on guilt to that pleasure by dipping it in egg, then dredging it in flour, then tossing it into a deep-fat fryer. At some point, we have to say no to the madness.


I know it's a jump, but that show brought the topic of adjectives and adverbs to mind, and I felt compelled to write this short piece about not deep-fat frying our writing when it's already delicious the way it is. Check your writing... are you overusing adverbs and adjectives?


To test your writing, strip a couple of paragraphs of all adverbs and adjectives. Read it. What do you think? Maybe some of those descriptors were needed, but try to punch up the writing without them. Choose verbs that show the action, replace the nouns that are general with specific ones. See if that doesn't create a better piece of fiction than you can create by deep-fat frying it.

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