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Old 08-23-2015, 10:29 PM
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Sometimes the sentence is weaker with it. I've found YA writers overuse them to "youthanize" the narrative, but essentially it makes the writer sound younger.

I usually strip them out as much as I can, meaning I leave some in. But second round is always the moment to strengthen a sentence. Every one of them counts, and so usually an adverb can leave if it sounds as good without.

I think new writers overuse them, I did/do, but as we get stronger in the narrative, I notice they are used less and less.

Just my experience.
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