In Praise of the Hated Adverb…Seriously

The poor adverb is like a remote island deemed useless by most editors. (Kamaole Beach, Maui, 2014; photo by Cindy Fazzi)

The poor adverb is like a remote island deemed useless by most editors. (Kamaole Beach, Maui, 2014; photo by Cindy Fazzi)

Stephen King believes the road to hell is paved with adverbs. Most editors and writing teachers hate adverbs as well. I agree that an adverb is superfluous most of the time, but when used in the right place, it can be effective. (more…)