Book Blather has my column up on Adverbs through this week. The start of it is below, and follow the link to read the rest.
Whether you’re Ernest Hemingway or Stephen King, or just about any writer in between, then you probably have something to say about the creative writing device known as the adverb. It’ll probably be something to the effect of that you hate them and use them sparingly . . . oops, there was one; you’ll use them rarely . . . dammit, there’s another . . . you’ll use them few and far between. There we go, no adverb.