Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Strengthen Your Writing

Analyze a sample of your writing. What happens when you rewrite a passage and omit the following verbs? Does it seem stronger now? I bet it does. I challenge you, for the next month, make it a point to not use any of these verbs in your writing and let me know what happens.

18 Verbs to Avoid

appear
are
become
did
do
done
feel
had
has
have
is
look
seen
smell
taste
turn
was
were

1 comment:

Teresa said...

Great post. The first book I read on writing, I think it was called, "On Writing Well," it stated not to use the word, "That" all the time.

This has stuck in my head so much "that" when I write my manuscripts - I omit the word "that."

Next time you writer something - do it without thinking of the word that and then go back and circle the word in your work and you'd be surprised what you find :)

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