Craig Ashley said:But yeah, I try to avoid angrily, sadly, mournfully, ect whenever possible.
Great discussion on this... you pretty much captured my approach, Craig.
As a matter of fact, to get to the visual effect without using the '...ly' buggers, I simply create a visual of my scene before writing it. Either I google for a picture that would reflect the mood, or jot something down with a pencil... then I list all the emotions that this visual awakens in me -- or ideas it gives me; and then the writing comes out very fast. I simply play the game of 'use the given words' -- I use the words I listed while looking at the visual.
This helps me to avoid the lazy writing of the 'he growled menacingly at John who trembled cowardly' kind... just my two cents... sorry if, unlike Hemingway, I'm stating the obvious...