unfortunately, i have been slowly coming to a definitive conclusion.
several blog posts have firmly stated their opinions on a matter that greatly affects the writing of nearly every author. grudgingly, i begin to mentally accept their words of warning, although i have not yet begun to actually implement their advice.
but here is the plain heart of the matter:
adverbs are not always necessary.
i am rather strongly attached to adverbs.
i think i may have liberally peppered certain manuscripts with them.
i may have to fix this. after all, i cannot argue convincingly with all of these posts:
Jan Freeman's article (ouch)
Trent Lorcher's article (OUCH)
i could go on. easily. but i won't. too painful.
instead, i should probably get to thoroughly editing my manuscripts for adverbs--IMMEDIATELY!!
what think you? am i the only writer suffering horribly from this adverb affliction?