This isn’t an excuse, but let me put it out there; I was homeschooled. Dropped out of public school in third grade, didn’t do anything for about a year, then attended an alternate school that supplemented homeschooling. The experience was awesome and did wonders for me, but…
When I started writing people and editors would cut adverbs left and right. I didn’t know why. I’m not ashamed to admit it. I knew what an adverb was but I didn’t know why it was detrimental to my writing. No one explained to me. I never thought to harness the power of the internet and find out why adverbs were terrible.
Today I did.
Yes, I use the internet for good! I am enlightened.