I read through Stephen King's On Writing book a few weeks back and in it he talks about adverbs. His opinion of adverbs is to avoid them at all cost, especially when it describes how dialog is said. He considers it bad writing. I have read many other novels that, on many occasions, have used adverbs in the ways he says they shouldn't be used. I know Stephen King isn't the god of writing, but he has been around the block more than a few times and is very familiar with writing and its industry. I was wondering what all of you thought of adverbs?