LET EVERY WORD COUNT

Every great writer has mastered the art of rhythm and flow in creating every sentence of their novel by using the right words.

YOU CAN TOO WITH A FEW TIPS
  1. Listen to the language of the general public wherever you go and learn those words to add realism to your novel’s dialogue.  Save them to use over and over.
  2. .Eliminate all fancy complicated words, and use simple words, such as.  Acquire—use “ Get:” Initiate— use “begin”, Relinquish— use “let go, or give up
  3. Use a Thesaurus (one of my favorite tools).  Also, use a dictionary to be certain the word you chose means what you think it should.
  4. We know we should stay away from adverbs such as using rapidly instead of  “fast”; plays beautifully instead of  “well done”; or words ending in “ LY”… so try to replace them with another word.  Try action verbs when possible.
  5. SHOW…DON’T TELL, an important tip to use the five senses to get your point across.

You can find more on this subject, using the Dictionary; Grammarly; Thesaurus, Google, and the Web.  However,  this should give you a good place to begin.

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REMEMBER: A few simple tips can make all the difference in your reader’s understanding of the mood and meaning you are conveying.

Have a great day, Paula

       

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