Continually vs. Continuously

While editing a chapter in my newest novel, The Curse of Judas, I ran across something interesting.  I have been using the words continually and continuously incorrectly.  While the reader can still get the gist of the message I was trying to convey, it still struck me that I had not thought about it before.

Continually is used when something happens but not all the time; repeated frequently in the same way; regularly.

“this information is continually updated”
Continuously is used when something happens all the time, repeatedly and without exceptions
“the river flows continuously”
I thought this was very interesting and wanted to share it with you.  I have never claimed to be an expert at my craft.  I find that I am constantly learning new things.
As a rule, I strongly believe authors should help other authors.  By sharing what I learn, I feel that I am helping others to grow as well.
Happy writing my friends!
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Author: Cynthia Brandel

Published author and founder of, Cynthia has captivated the world with her works of fiction including The Sanctorian Series and her latest work, The Revenant City Series. Lover of young adult reads and fantasy reads, Cynthia has transformed her passions into a full-time career.

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