Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Do you use strong action verbs in your writing? Do you mix it up and use less common verbs? A couple of ideas I've tried recently during revisions:
1. (If you're writing YA) Print out a list of vocabulary words that your target readers would be using in school. These vocabulary lists are a great resource for interesting verbs.
2. Create a word bank. Think about the theme of your manuscript and come up with as many words related to your theme as possible. Use a thesaurus and dictionary to expand your word bank.
Switching boring everyday verbs to stronger action verbs adds dimension and description to your story.
Using TRUDGED is more descriptive than using WALKED.