After all, parts of speech are, well, parts of speech
I’ve been reading books, blogs, magazines, and almost everything I can get my hands on to learn how to be a better writer, storyteller, blogger, or just a communicator.
It seems that Adverbs have become illegal.
I understand that we want to get maximum mileage out of nouns and verbs, but sometimes I just like me an adverb so very, very much.
I like to read that someone “quickly ran”, rather than “sprinted”. Who the heck sprints?
I’d rather see “she picked up the egg carefully” than “she cradled the egg.” I mean really, unless she was a bird in a nest, I don’t that that’s really going on.
George Orwell in 1984 writes “Winston gazed abstractedly through the muslin curtain.” Is 1984 no longer a classic because someone somewhere decided we don’t want the LY words?!
I would like to quickly say, that I am unlikely stop using adverbs anytime soon. I definitely like their ease of use. Usually adverbs pop into my mind spontaneously, and helpfully explain a given situation.