Adverbs. They're everywhere. I have always considered myself a fairly decent writer, mainly because I feel I have a knack for developing characters and plotlines. It wasn't until I reread some of my stuff that I've written recently that I had a very important revelation...I'm probably not that great of a writer, because I can't get away from the adverbs. Almost every said has something along the lines of "She said angrily/sadly/annoyingly etc" after it, and so do a lot of the actions in my novel as well. I don't know why. Lack of practice/skill maybe? It's just always been how I've written I guess. It's terrible because I now realize how much I break the "show not tell" rule, something I thought I was long past doing. How do you get away from this? How do you stop using adverbs so much? I guess the obvious answer would be to practice more, but I've been writing for a while now so I doubt that will help if I just keep up the same bad habit. Any advice is welcome. Perhaps even some recommendations for something to read that might help? Thanks!