Adjectives to use in creative writing

Jon, this post and all these words are awesome! They can then join another student and compare their passages. Put the students in pairs and ask them to choose two famous people and brainstorm as many descriptive adjectives as they can to describe them. Definitely going to be referring back to it. Most students are enthusiastic about learning new words and will participate fully in any activity which helps them to do this. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering.

Reading some of the comments makes me think some of them missed the point. See what you started??!!! Some more of my favorite words: I use your headline hacks PDF all the time. Movement, real or metaphorical, is what matters most to us. When complete do the same with descriptive adjectives about personality, job, nationality. That's 4, pages filled with thousands of practical activities and tips that you can start using today. The best writers use an entire tool chest of techniques to create emotion, and power words are only one such tool.

Jon — congrats — a cracking post, that I use every week as a reference guide when creating and editing my own. Thank you so much! Thanks a ton Jon. Proper adjectives like this are great to give a lot of detail in just a few words.

Describing character is an essential part of creative writing and one in which you can have lots of fun. The simpler, the better. Just think of our eyes and the way they are instantly attracted by moving objects. Thanks for this very helpful post. We need people like you to inspire us, Jon Thanks!

Petrified a great word, and I want to add more to my list, because I forgot to add them at my post on the bottom and again, sorry for any accidental repeats: I have a God of Writing and his name is Jon. Keeping this cookie enabled helps us to improve our website. As beautiful as my wife. You get the idea.

Popular articles like this. Did I over do what I learned from your post? Like many here, I have copied both lists into Evernote. If we write paranormal suspense, or spiritualism, this might be just fine—beware I said might. You can use power words in these lists to inspire more excitement in your reader as they read through it. Since you asked us for our contributions, here are a few suggestions that might make your list.

Petrified a great word, and I want to add more to my list, because I forgot to add them at my post on the bottom and again, sorry for any accidental repeats:. If you want to write a better fiction novel, screenplay, business letter or speech, take a college level writing class.

Are they saying essentially the same thing? Pure magic right here! Yes, we seem to be having some technical issues. You know, I think I will do just that. Most of all have fun! Create a Course Corporate Learning Mobile. I have a couple to add: I think we should petition Microsoft to add high-lightened power words to synonyms. I used this as an exercise to explore my writing:.

Many other things can influence the way we write. List of Positive Adjectives: For example in a novel a woman can be portrayed as beautiful with two or three well chosen adjectives. The power of a written piece does not come from individual words, it comes from the context the words are written in; how they relate to other words; sentences; paragraphs and the subject they are describing.

We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. Two completely different things. Adding some power words to your subheads is a good way to make your post look like an interesting read.

Aided me a lot, just what I was looking for. Looking for a quick way to give your writing more punch? So thanks a bunch. Will give me food for thought as I write my next blog entry and then next words on my next books, today.

I love the list but some of the words also make you sound sleazy. And just the name of her report alone is full of power words: This article seems to be leading to misinterpretation, by which some writers think that adjectives and adverbs are OUT.

Yes, this is an enormous list, but so many power words are available, nobody can possibly catch them all on the first pass. This popup had power words everywhere, but it avoids feeling like overkill. Much food for thought and pen. The only problem is how to keep this resource handy? When they have written ten adjectives they should compare their lists and see whether they are correct.