|Avoid Adverbs Where Possible|
|There are some authors who feel all modifiers of 'said' should be eliminated altogether. If the idea is broken into a couple of
sentences or phrases, it reads better and gives the reader a chance to absorb what is going on.
Here's a Tom Swifty as a simple silly example:
"That is awfully good sandpaper," he said roughly.
It reads better, if not less silly, broken in two:
"That's awfully good sandpaper," he said. His voice was rough.