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200 Words Instead of 'Said' - WritersBeat.com. Not that anyone is asking me (but that has never stopped me before and it won't stop me now), but I do try to avoid using 'said' too much.

200 Words Instead of 'Said' - WritersBeat.com

It gets a tad tedious, I find. On the other hand, using a substitute simply for the sake of - well, using a substitute - can be ineffective. I thought your list was interesting, Somesh (beware whenever anyone says something is interesting ), but I do think you have included some rather dubious options. Numbers 38 and 110 are misspelt, by the way. On the other hand, you have missed many valid, useful and legal options, but I'm not going to tell you what they are because that's the way I am.

Thank you for an amusing post. Cheers, QW __________________ ____To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. Hemingway. Untitled. There's a Word for That: 25 Expressions You Should Have in Your Vocabulary. Recently I came across this amazing little Tumblr named ‘OtherWordly‘ – itself a play on words.

There's a Word for That: 25 Expressions You Should Have in Your Vocabulary

It consists of a collection of strange and lovely words from different languages through different times. What I like most about this selection of consonants and vowels – little meaning-carrying packages of vibration – is that they all try to point to the unspeakable, the transient or the neglected. That which we forget in the busyness of our daily grind. Words have the power to remind us – and therefore we should choose our words carefully so we are reminded of the things that nourish our souls. You can find my favourite words below – pick five that resonate most, write them down, yes seriously – go grab a pen -, make sure to learn them by heart, teach them to your inner voice and share them with others to guide our collective attention to what truly matters. 1 – Sophrosyne 2 – Vorfreude pronunciation | ‘for-froi-duh 3 – Numinous 4 – Nemophilist pronunciation | ne-‘mo-fe-list.

18 Common Words That You Should Replace in Your Writing. It’s a familiar scene: you’re slumped over your keyboard or notebook, obsessing over your character.

18 Common Words That You Should Replace in Your Writing

While we tend to agonize over everything from structure to backstory, it’s important to weigh how you write something too. A perfectly constructed world is flat on the page if you use feeble, common words. When you’re finished constructing your perfectly balanced world, do your writing a favor and take another pass to weed out these 18 haggard words. Good High on any list of most used English words is “good.”

New Another of the common words in English is “new.” Long Much like “new,” “long” is spent, yet it doesn’t always register as such while you’re writing. Old. 100 Ways to Say "Bad" Poster – WriteAtHome Posters. Find Similar or Opposite words at WordHippo. Short Stories: 10 Tips for Creative Writers. 117 Most beautiful words in the English language. Synonyms for words commonly used in student's writing.

Amazing- incredible, unbelievable, improbable, fabulous, wonderful, fantastic, astonishing, astounding, extraordinary.

Synonyms for words commonly used in student's writing

Hunger Games: Catching Fire: A textual analysis of Suzanne Collins’ novels, and Twilight and Harry Potter too. Photo by Murray Close/Lionsgate, Inc.

Hunger Games: Catching Fire: A textual analysis of Suzanne Collins’ novels, and Twilight and Harry Potter too.

This weekend, millions of preteens will flock to theaters to take in the Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, just as millions of preteens flocked to each of the five Twilight movies. For the most part, however, these will not be the same people. Of the tens of millions who identify themselves on Facebook as fans of either of the two series, less than 20 percent are fans of both.

Though both series are set in fantasy worlds and feature female leads, readers and moviegoers seem to ally themselves with either Team Stephenie or Team Suzanne, but not both. Why might a reader take a shine to one series and not the other? To answer this question, I could have read all of the books and offered my opinion on the authors’ respective styles. “Textual analysis” sounds complicated, but it’s actually quite simple—a better term for it might be “counting words.” And below is a list of most common -ly adverbs by author. J.K. 45 ways to avoid using the word 'very'. Three Telling Quotes About ‘Very’ Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.

45 ways to avoid using the word 'very'

~Mark Twain‘Very’ is the most useless word in the English language and can always come out. More than useless, it is treacherous because it invariably weakens what it is intended to strengthen. ~Florence KingSo avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Persuasive Writing - Emotional vs Intellectual Words. I have written about persuasive writing in an article where I discuss Ethos, Logos, Pathos.

Persuasive Writing - Emotional vs Intellectual Words

Persuasive writers use words to convince the reader to listen or to act. I found this useful list of words in an interesting article called Common words that suck emotional power out of your content by John Gregory Olson. He explains how words have emotions attached to them, and that you should choose the correct ones for the response you want to elicit from your reader.

Use these words if you want to get an emotional, rather than an intellectual, response from your readers. Click on the link to read the full article. by Amanda Patterson © Amanda Patterson. Sheet-for-Emotions.jpg (JPEG Image, 1700 × 2200 pixels) - Scaled (31%) Tone/Attitude Words. 45 ways to avoid using the word 'very'