Guest Post – What’s Wrong with Adverbs? by Renee Scattergood, Author of the Shadow Stalker Series Adverbs Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInPinterestTumblrEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related One thought on “Guest Post – What’s Wrong with Adverbs? by Renee Scattergood, Author of the Shadow Stalker Series” Add yours Stephen King would tell you it’s because there’s a verb which implies the adverb. It becomes assumed that if you have to use an adverb, your verb vocabulary needs increasing. However, the whole, “That’s how it’s always been done”? Bunkus. The steampunk and horror forefathers of Wells, Poe, Verne, and so on, as well as just going back to Victorian literature, is laced with adverbs. As for -ly, usually it can be written better. I kind of agree on that one. “He kissed her romantically” is much better said with, “He pressed his lips against hers and held the embrace, gently, his hands reaching a little lower than her hips. But she didn’t care.” But I’m sure there are times where -ly works out. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.