Today I've been on a witch hunt for any word ending in "ly". Most I have been able to remove easily, and my book is better for it. But in some cases it seems that the alternative would just be adding a lot of extra words. Here is an example: "This is my son Felix," Napoleon said gruffly. "He wanted to see the museum." Now, I know 'gruffly' is frowned upon by every editor out there. But I need to convey his body language somehow. Napoleon is really an a-hole and he doesn't like the person he's talking to. I could add another sentence to replace the word gruffly, but why bother?