Writing Tip & Prompt: Word Choice

Writing Tip & PromptOn Fridays, we like to share writing tips and tricks with our readers. We hope this section will encourage and inspire you to continually improve as a writer.

Writing Tip – Word Choice

When writing, try not to use the word “very.” If you are using “very,” the odds are that there is a better word for you to use. For example, “He was very mad,” could be written as, “He was angry.” By choosing a more descriptive word instead of “very___,” you are opening up your vocabulary and preventing yourself from using the same words to describe everything in your story.

Writing Prompt – Castles

Castles are intriguing buildings. They are great stone buildings that have been around for hundreds of years. Something about them is captivating, whether it is the architecture or the history that surrounds a particular castle. For your next writing session, write a short story that takes place in a castle. Will it be a tale from the past, or a modern day story? Where is your castle located, and what are the people like who live there? Use this writing prompt to write a descriptive short story. Focus on something that you’ve had a hard time describing well in your writing.

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