In a recent workshop, we started to discuss things to look for when we self-edit. The discussion came around to adverbs –  those words that modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs, making their placement almost anywhere in your sentences. Sometimes, the “-ly” form of adverbs gets demonized by readers, instructors, and editors alike. Whatever others think, you have to decide what to do with them in your own work. Do you go through your writing and take them all out, or do you leave them in?   If you’ve read Stephen King’s book On Writing, you know that he says, “I believe the road to hell is paved with adverbs, and I will shout it from the rooftops.” As a respected writer, King’s advice…