Guest Post – What’s Wrong with Adverbs? by Renee Scattergood, Author of the Shadow Stalker Series

Adverbs

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  1. 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.

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