Devon author Kate Vane’s flash fiction appears in Adverbially Challenged Volume 2, a new anthology which is published on Thursday 30 March.

The featured authors were challenged to write a 100-word story including as many adverbs as possible.

Kate said, “Most new writers use too many adverbs. I think it goes back to our schooldays when teachers encouraged us to put adverbs in stories for practice. Creative writing tutors and manuals always tell you to cut them.”

The challenge in the anthology turned that advice on its head.

Kate said, “This challenge was good fun. It also got me thinking that perhaps adverbs have their place after all.”

Profits from sales of the anthology will be donated to First Story. The charity brings talented professional writers into secondary schools serving low-income communities. They work with teachers and students to develop their creativity and communication skills.

Adverbially Challenged Volume 2 is edited by Christopher Fielden and is available in paperback or Kindle from Amazon.

Kate Vane’s latest novel is Not the End. You can follow her on Twitter @k8vane