Creative Writing Tips on Action Verbs #1: Vivid Verbs Are Powerful Verbs

Action verbs instead of passive verbs. So now instead of amendments I will move on to tapes in the creative writing had picked up from classes taking on the web. I’ve accumulated about seven it’s in total.

Creative Writing Tips on Action Verbs #1: Vivid Verbs Are Powerful Verbs:

Verbs energize. An action verb generates more drama and emotion than a noun, adjective or adverb of similar meaning. Compare:

The children wept when their dog died. (Strong verbs: wept, died)
The children shed tears over the death of their dog. (Nouns: tears, death)
The children were sad when their dog was dead. (Weak verb to be + adjectives: sad, dead)

Use vivid verbs, powerful verbs, to fizz up the action, paint word-pictures, and evoke feelings in your readers. 

 

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