I've been doing the "anonymous internet writer" bit for almost eight years. In that time, I've been accused of (among other things):
- Overusing adverbs.
- Leaning too heavily on and/or forcing alliteration.
- Taking too long to get to the point.
All fair points, I suppose. Hell, when people start calling me out for adverbs, the least I can do is consider their comments.
And, then I stumbled across one of those "Analyze Your Writing" sites. I fed it my last few travel diaries and my "Open Letter" to Jalen, discovering:
I don't read fiction, so I only know Stephen King's recent work from his often-unreadable column in Entertainment Weekly. For all I know, "Analyze Your Writing" could be some kind of random author generator.
Either way, I think I'll be keeping my adverbs, yo.