I recently posted my latest version of chapter one on Absolute Write, and I got some really great responses. Everyone liked it! However, one person made a very insightful comment. She told me to watch my adverbs. So that’s exactly what I did. I went back through the entire first chapter and highlighted every single one. And then I realized something: over half of them are completely unnecessary. Either the dialog provides enough setting to fill in the adverb, or it was just overdone. So now I’m going back through every chapter and doing the same thing. It doesn’t take very long, and it’s well worth it. I haven’t cut every adverb. Some of them actually do add. But I’ve cut a bunch. This is exactly why I like feedback. So thanks.