"Hi is this the creative writing class?" the student asked eagerly. "Why yes" replied the tutor saucily. "Oh good. I almost ended up in marriage counselling down the hall" the student said expectantly. "Come. Sit down. let us CREATE!" the tutor bellowed ominously..... Anyway, I don't know where I'm going with this since these are terrible examples anyway. I think these highlight why adverbs are frowned on. But sometimes adverbs do add to the writing. But I am constantly trying to keep them out of what I write because that's what everyone says to do! But I've read some good stories which make good (well necessary) use of adverbs especially when indicating how someone is saying something. So, should I just use them or should I keep up my strict no adverb regime? Please help!