Adverbs: those words that modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs (most often ending in –ly). Quietly, shyly, disparagingly, numbly, accurately—sometimes you just need to specify how something was done, right?
Sure… but maybe not in that way. The writing world treats adverbs like plague carrying super-roaches, and with good reason. Head below the fold to find out how your writing (whether it’s a novel, short story, or fanfiction) can benefit from careful consideration of this particular part of speech.